Monday, February 4, 2013

Real School Reform is Blocked by our Perceptions

"...the way we see "education" is colored by two things: our own personal memories of schooling - which are remarkably similar across the past 100 years - and our national conversations about schooling - which are remarkably negative, dispiriting, and two-dimensional. 
"Combine these two influences, and what you get is what we have - a society that views K-12 education reform via a default set of images and memories that inhibit our collective ability to imagine something better, something new."
A Different Story About Public Education - Of, By, For: In Search of the Civic Mission of K-12 Schools - Education Week

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