December, 2006

The Best Gift for Education: Fixing the Funding Gaps

Check out this story on the funding disparities driven by our current DOE formulas. We need to aggressively address these and other disparities if we truly want to address the achievement gaps in this country. On a related note, it still breaks my heart that the wealthiest in our country still focus so much of […]

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A Creative-Class Promised Land: The Kalamazoo Promise

A Creative-Class Promised Land: The Kalamazoo Promise

We’ve spent a good deal of time on this blog talking about changing and fast-intertwining economic and education dynamics. We’ve reviewed Thomas Friedman’s argument about the role of education in an increasingly “flat” world. We’ve also explored Richard Florida’s argument that the rise or flight of the creative class—dynamic, educated, and talented people staying or […]

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