An Education Policy Parable

Tortoise was an admired member of the community. A strong, beautifully polished, and ornate shell provided protection from the elements and those who would do harm. Powerfully muscled legs -- thick as tree trunks -- allowed Tortoise to toil tirelessly and overcome obstacles. Beneath the shell beat an empathetic heart. All of the animals were … Continue reading An Education Policy Parable

The Most Valuable Lessons

Saint Maria With regard to education, perhaps the most critical error I hear people make -- school administrators, teachers, students, parents, the general public, and politicians (especially politicians) -- is the acceptance of a definition of learning that is far too narrow. In many cases, learning is somehow limited to an association with "school" (which … Continue reading The Most Valuable Lessons