Teaching “things” … and the disconnect of education!

I don't understand the education system in this country. We have all the resources imaginable - yet we can't seem to get it right. Each year we see our standing in the world's education community slipping. At present we sit somewhere in the middle of the pack for "developed nations."  - We continually "tweak around … Continue reading Teaching “things” … and the disconnect of education!

Where do you see yourself in five years?

A couple of days ago I was talking to my next door neighbor, Carrie, about a job interview she'd just been on. "It went pretty well ... except that: 'Where do you see yourself in five years' question. I didn't know what to say. I'm just trying to get through the next week ... five … Continue reading Where do you see yourself in five years?

The Real Problem with Higher Education

This week President Obama unveiled his Higher Education student loan relief program. The program has nice sound bites. Lower interest rates, an extension here and there and so on. I'm not going to get into it here. I'm sure you can find more than enough on the subject elsewhere. In my humble opinion, it's like bringing … Continue reading The Real Problem with Higher Education

Why do we want our kids to fail?

Every day there's a new article chronicling the plight of education in the United States. I just read one today in the Atlantic. Every pundit has a different scapegoat. It's the teachers. It's the teachers' unions. It's the parents. There's no money. The school day isn't long enough. Video games are the problem. Blah, blah, … Continue reading Why do we want our kids to fail?

Invest in the future … fund a ChangeMaker!

There 's been a lot of attention recently about the benefits of crowds. Everything is being crowdsourced. A project that wants to get crowdfunded, posts its project or idea on a website dedicated to soliciting small investments. These investments are often as small as ten dollars and seldom larger than a hundred. For your investment, you … Continue reading Invest in the future … fund a ChangeMaker!

Is corporate accountability right for public schools?

The recent appointment of Cathleen Black's as head of the new York school district got me thinking about putting corporate leaders in charge of a public institution like a school.  Below is piece I read in LearnBoost this morning about the situation and my corresponding response. Over the last month, talk of Cathleen Black’s appointment … Continue reading Is corporate accountability right for public schools?

Happy Birthday Alex ;-)

Today is my daughter Alexandria's twenty-first birthday.  As a way to send her into adulthood or ... "On the Road of her Perfect World,"  I gave her a framed copy of my following "roadside assistance." Take what you can from it. LEAD Amongst a generation of heroes ... there still needs to be the one … Continue reading Happy Birthday Alex 😉