Monthly Archives: October 2011

Educators as Entrepreneurs of Happiness and Well-Being

That “Educators should be entrepreneurs of happiness and well-being” is so obviously true to me that it is almost a self-evident axiom.  Yet almost one almost never hears even the tiniest inkling of such a notion in either public debates … Continue reading

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Ten School Designs: “Eye-poppingly liberating to the pedagogical imagination.”

The poet Frederick Turner said of my “Ten School Designs” that they were “eye-poppingly liberating to the pedagogical imagination.” We need hundreds, or thousands, of school designs, all far more radically unique than mine. I just received a newsletter from The Futurist … Continue reading

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How to Make Learning Almost as Much Fun as Sex – So that Teenagers LOVE Doing It!

I’ve often said that leading Socratic discussions is my second most favorite activity (apparently some people enjoy exercising more than I do). I’ve had teenagers say, after spending a year in my Socratic classes rather than a regular English class, … Continue reading

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Should We Put Live Cams in Public Schools to Show How Abusive They Are?

When I was creating The Winston Academy (now defunct), my then-wife and I searched all of Broward County to find the “best” public school.  We chose the school first and then rented an apartment close to the desired school so … Continue reading

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NM Department of Education Forcing Out the Administrator of the Most Highly Ranked School in NM

After founding Moreno Valley High School in the fall of 2002, in the spring of 2004 I had discovered that I would not be allowed to continue as head of school because of a new law that required that charter … Continue reading

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Rethinking Education in Copan, Honduras

Last week I went to an NGO conference in Copan, Honduras, to speak on “Rethinking Education.”  If you wanted to help a poor nation become prosperous, in addition to providing a world class legal system, what would you do? You … Continue reading

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The Issue Is Disruptive Innovation, Not Public Vs. Private Schools

In reading or listening to my passionate advocacy of school choice, many defenders of public education interpret me as being critical of public schools or claiming that private schools are necessarily better.  That is a profound misunderstanding. For me the … Continue reading

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