The objective of these Lessons on Education is to provide you a source of thinking about many of the topics found in the study of education. In one sense you can look at them as chapters of my second book. One advantage of using this format is that it is multimedia. Most lessons have one or two embedded videos from experts in the field or videos that are relevant to the current topic. Some are positive and some are negative (Lessons 1,2,3,4 and 5), some are simply informative, and some are very positive and uplifting (Lessons 18 and 19). Use them as you see fit, begin at 1 and look at them all (about 9 hours) or skip around to the topics you find useful. You could also listen to these with audio only if you prefer podcast style learning.
Lesson 19 - (23:07)
Born of a desire to hold their position as one of the best state systems in the US, they commissioned a team to make a proposal that would position them as a world class state. It is an excellent study of what it takes and how much it costs to be world class. It is a work-in-progress.
Lesson 27 - (22:46)
Teacher unions are a necessary organization but not the way they operate today. They stifle innovation, do not foster teacher quality and are too power hungry. They have created a wide labor vs management gap that is not healthy for the education of our children. They need to focus on educational quality; pay will follow.