"One of the saddest days of my life was when my mother told me ‘Superman’ did not exist … she thought I was crying because it’s like Santa Claus is not real. I was crying because no one was coming with enough power to save us.” -Geoffrey Canada Public Schools, Education Research, Children Zone, Paths, Geoffrey Canada, This Men, Harlem Children, Zone Projects, Canada Harlem
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what goes around comes around, it's just better when it's a good thing
Office of Innovation and Improvement: Promise Neighborhoods Program-Implementation Grant Competition
Nick Kristof's story on Malala Yousafazi. Twice the Taliban threw warning letters into the home of Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who is one of the world’s most persuasive advocates for girls’ education. They told her to stop her advocacy — or else.
"...to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions." ~ Sir Ken Robinson
Yes Finland's Ed system is interesting. However we need to look at their economic policies before we go all crazy for their Ed system. They have a smaller than 3% child poverty rate, while ours is 22%. This more than anything accounts for the difference in performance. Lets not forget that our high performing schools in high income areas (like those in MA) out test most of the world.