So let’s start chatting now. What does school reform look like to you? Does it incorporate principles like inquiry-based learning and 21st century citizenship, as suggested by the conference themes? How central a role does technology play in reform, and how do we avoid it from being a distraction to our ultimate goals? What barriers need to be broken down or even demolished outright? And how realistic is it that we’ll reach any of these goals?
I’m interested in #education’s answers to these questions. I think education reform needs to focus on a number of things: Equality in the facilities and resources that schools can provide for students, less focus on the test and more focus on the child, boosting teacher preparation and respect (and pay), and providing an education for students that helps our country stay competitive in the world economy.