Potemkin programming: Adolescent Entrepreneurship without prior Apprenticeship

… is like high-end siding on a house without a frame. There's a lot of buzz in the education world about how skills and character traits that characterize successful entrepreneurs might be imparted to our youth in order to foster successful participation in the new economy. I'm a skeptic. Research into how the essential traits of successful entrepreneurship … Continue reading Potemkin programming: Adolescent Entrepreneurship without prior Apprenticeship

America’s school choice machine: only the privileged have tokens

Speaking as the former Pedagogical Principal of a Montessori charter school, I'd like to invite discussion of a conundrum that I believe exposes the disingenuous premises (or the not fully examined beliefs) underlying the public dialogue about charter schools. (Full Disclosure:  I enthusiastically support the NAACP's 2016 Charter School Moratorium Resolution withholding support for the establishment of new charter schools until their impacts … Continue reading America’s school choice machine: only the privileged have tokens