Monthly Archives: August 2011

Bronze Doors Academy opens in Austin next week

My friend Ariel Miller and I are opening the Bronze Doors Academy in Austin, with classes starting Aug. 31, 2011.  It is: A college prep, liberal arts program for junior high and high school. Available full time or course-by-course for … Continue reading

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Artistry and Entrepreneurship in Education

Imagine an artist whose work was completely governed by a set of rules created by a committee, which met periodically to change those rules.  Sometimes the artist would be allowed to paint with oils, other times she would be required … Continue reading

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After Four Months of Socratic Practice in an Inner City Classroom

A follow-up to “The First Three Days of Socratic Practice in an Inner City Classroom” for those who read it: Four Months Later Four months later the classroom has been transformed.  We have a group of business leaders, mostly women, … Continue reading

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The Heroism and Tragedy of Democrats for School Choice

I just spoke with someone from Democrats for Education Reform.  Their statement of principles is nothing less than heroic: A first-rate system of public education is the cornerstone of a prosperous, free and just society, yet millions of American children … Continue reading

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The Missing Institution: Why We Don’t Have a Silicon Valley of Education

About eight years ago, while I was still the principal of Moreno Valley High School, I completed a 400 page manuscript on my experiences in K-12 education to date.  I hired a professional editor to pull it together for publication … Continue reading

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