Education…An Issue for All

Regardless if you are a business, community or educational leader, we are all vested in making sure our education system is the best it can be. With the release of “Waiting for Superman”, national headlines about the high stakes education battles in New Jersey and the various models emerging as states respond to the Race to the Top, an active and national discussion about educational reform is rapidly emerging.

As background reading, I absolutely recommend “What Makes A Great Teacher?” by Amanda Ripley (Atlantic Magazine Jan/Feb 2010). While published earlier this year, it raises some new questions about some old notions of what makes a great teacher. It also has wonderful take aways for any organization that has people in the role of “teacher”.

By Oakleigh
Published: October 27, 2010