KUOW's Steve Scher interviewed Wendy Kopp and took some very challenging questions. I encourage you to listen to the show via the web or download it to your device of choice. Wendy discusses the history and future of Teach for America as well as the need for structural reforms in US education. You can find the show here: http://kuow.org/program.php?id=23156 … [Read more...] about A Must Listen: Teach For America Founder Wendy Kopp on Seattle’s KUOW
Yesterday I gave a talk at the Snoqualmie Valley School District Foundation fundraising luncheon. My role was to help them envision the future of education. Some of the comments I made yesterday will be relevant to the scenarios we build on this blog. As an avid anti-futurist, I said I didn’t know what education would look like, but that I was tracking how many of … [Read more...] about Education: Uncertainty isn’t the Only Risk at Fast Company
Reposted from The Future of Information Work: 11/2/2009 5:28:51 PM It has been speculated recently that technology has significantly contributed to the restructuring of labor markets. Today’s Computerworld ran the following article that reinforces this perspective (read it here: More Jobs Vanish: IT's Gains Are Real People's Losses). The question now is: what next? If … [Read more...] about The other side of the jobless recovery?
Are Undergraduates Learning Anything? examines current approaches to learning in colleges and universities. I think this recent book Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses (University of Chicago Press), asks good questions. It challenges the way we define quality. As Clayton Christen posits (in Disrupting Class), I believe we are watching a disruption at … [Read more...] about Are Undergraduates Learning Anything? #edu