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The boxes we build.

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” ~Albert Einstein Sure, boxes exist. And they are plentiful. But why succumb to them? Why even acknowledge their existence? Let us instead ask, “What box?” Are … Continue reading

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Open Letter to School Divisions across America

A leader who has no love for those they serve lacks the consummate courage to look beyond the fear they hold within. ~Dr Jack King Dear School Boards and Superintendents, Let me share two recent (2011) blog posts that matter. … Continue reading

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Youth Rights, Dignity, and the Anti-Democratic Values of Public Schooling (My Response)

I just finished reading Youth Rights, Dignity, and the Anti-Democratic Values of Public Schooling, an awesome post written by defitzwater, a teenager writing for the Cooperative Catalyst. In short, the author reminds us “compulsory education creates apathy, harms our ability … Continue reading

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Shackles!

Kids in America, by and far, have no choice but to go to school; it is COMPULSORY. While there, they have no choice but to have adults TEACH them every thing they need to know … that’s on the TEST. … Continue reading

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Schools ~ Utter Failure of Original Intent

Please don’t think this unfair, but our schools do not know how to adapt to the ever-changing needs of learners. Sure, some teachers are exceptionally dedicated. And, yes, schools continue, in a round about way, to meet their basic intent. … Continue reading

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Students, not Schools, Own the Learning Process

Friends, it seems to me a number of underlying assumptions in most public school division strategic plans do not adequately reflect the world our children will inherit upon graduation. Planning should not be linear. Intuition tells us to look for … Continue reading

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