This comment by Linda Darling Hammond yesterday resonated with me in so many ways. We have inherited schools designed for the industrial age, that lets everyone in and keeps no one out, and where we teach rote learning to the masses. What we need to reinvent are schools that are safe and encourage engagement and curiosity in learning, not bound by four walls and not based on test scores. Linda had it right — we need to reinvent the schools we have inherited.
|Jeanne Collins, Superintendent of Burlington School District, Burlington, Vt.|
|Amy W. Griffin, Superintendent of Cumberland County Public Schools, Cumberland, Va.|
|Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of West Vancouver School District, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Charles (Chuck) Maranzano, Superintendent of Hopatcong Borough School District, Hopatcong, N.J.|