Watch this presentation by Chris Lehmann.
Now watch it again and pay very close attention to what he’s saying about American education.
It’s very easy to get caught up in the unique format (sort of TED on speed :-) and Chris’ energy and miss his very important points.
For me his key idea is right here:
How is it that we have so many passionate dedicated educators and so many really failing schools? The problem is, that you put a good person in a bad system, the system wins every time. We need to change the system.
School reform movements in this country target just about everything other than our outdated and increasingly ineffective educational structure.
And that’s something that really needs to change.