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!

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

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?

Trends for 2011 … at least the ones I’d like to see.

It seems like the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is good for one thing ... and no it's not shopping - that's assumed.   It's lists of the trends for next year.  In the past four days I've read predictions on social media, politics, entertainment, loyalty programs and just about everything else you can think of.  … Continue reading Trends for 2011 … at least the ones I’d like to see.