What should we do about schools?
What is the way to fix education?
I have been wondering what should we do next. I read about the Global Achievement Gap and technology and brain research and passion based learning and I wonder.
Today I received this manifesto from Seth Godin and wanted to share it as soon as possible.
See this post below from his blog and the link to his book, Stop Stealing Dreams. I will post more about it as I read more of it but wanted to share it immediately!
My readers ask me that question more than just about any other. So here’s my question back: What is school for? (Click the link to get to the free download).
I’ve just published a 30,000 word manifesto, totally free to read, share, translate, print and, most of all, use to start an essential conversation. It took a lot to get it to you, and I’m encouraging you to take a few minutes to check it out. After you read it, perhaps you’ll write one of your own.
This is an experiment in firestarting–I’m hoping that removing friction from the sharing of this idea will help it spread. If you’re interested in the topic (and I hope you are), please tweet or like the project page, download the files, post mirror copies on your own blog and if you can, email them to every teacher, parent and citizen who should be part of the discussion about what we do with our kids all day (and why). If just a fraction of this blog’s readers shared it with their address book, we’d reach a lot of people.
If you get a chance, visit the page and give a shoutout to a teacher that’s made a difference to you or your kids. Ultimately, our future belongs to a generation that decides to be passionate about learning and shipping, and great teachers are the foundation for that.
Please let me know what you think of this book and the state of education today!
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