Teacher turns “Crazy Idea” into new school

October 20, 2009
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Seen on CNN. The article.

"I started talking about 21st century skills and wanting to prepare our kids in math and science, especially our low-income and ethnic minority students," Ursetta said. "We’ve been doing schools the same way in this nation for 150 years, so if we don’t step up, then nothing is going to change." … She immediately started "pulling together a group of teachers to sit down with a blank sheet of paper and ask how you would do a school differently."

The main takeaway ideas seem to be: teacher autonomy, math-and-science focus. It’s kind of cool to see people working to revive the public school system.

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