CNN has a few articles about improving education:
Blue School is on The Next List because it’s an institution championing creativity and curiosity by bringing together the best minds to encourage educational reform. In the process it’s celebrating the famous adage “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Blue School’s founders, Matt Goldman, Chris Wink, and Phil Stanton are best known for originating the world-renowned, Blue Man Group. They say the motivation to open Blue School came from the dissatisfaction with their own educational environment.
via CNN Blogs.
Interesting ideas being advocated not by educations professionals… or by a teachers’ union… but by businessmen who see school failing and what to do something about it.
This is where the future of education will come from. The current system is so hopeless broken that it’s incapable of developing any new ideas to fix itself. The solutions will come from outsiders.