‘What School Could Be’ Excerpt on Ideas.Ted.com!

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The public education system in the US has been the same for over a century, with teachers talking at students and giving them tests. But at Iowa BIG, teens address their community’s most pressing needs — and the results are benefiting them and their town.

A great look from #WhatSchoolCouldBe about the remarkable ⁦IowaBIG⁩ initiative. I didn’t write the headline, though, and would very much prefer, “Give them opportunities to make their world better.”

Check out the excerpt here: IDEAS.TED.COM – “How can schools best prepare students for the future? Give them real work to do”

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