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Seth Godin on changing the future of Education

I've not yet read the whole manifesto, but it seems Seth Godin (permission marketing dude) has come to a similar conclusion about the future of education as the School Factory/Schools for communities people have.  He wrote a manifesto about it (because that's how Seth rolls) and I thought it might be a useful thought piece for this group:

http://www.squidoo.com/stop-stealing-dreams

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Peter Thiel on the Education Bubble

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Great article on an alternative approach to higher education.  The auther alludes to the threat it poses to the status quo in higher ed.  In much the same way, the school factory poses a threat to the establishment in our public school systems.  It too will piss a lot of people off, many of whom we would consider "friendly" to our cause because of their supposed openness to new ideas.  We might explore some sort of alliance with Thiel's group and I'd be happy to be part of that exploration.  Here's the link to the article:

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SWOT : Threats

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Please take a moment to look over the Threats from our SWOT discussion and then post your comments below. While reviewing the weaknesses and posting your comments, please refer to the number of the threat (each is numbered) and consider these questions:

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Getting Started with OpenAtrium

Welcome to the Reignition group within the School Factory's OpenAtrium site. We will be using OpenAtrium to communicate and track the organizations, events, and governance of the School Factory and its affiliates. It is visible to the public and encourages accountability. To get some basic help and guidance, check out the OpenAtrium Primer. If you have questions about using OpenAtrium, post them as comments below!

 To get started with our collaboration:

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SWOT : Opportunities Discussion

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Please take a moment to look over the Opportunities from our SWOT discussion and then post your comments below. While reviewing the opportunities and posting your comments, please refer to the number of the opportunity (each is numbered) and consider these questions:

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SWOT : Weaknesses Discussion

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Please take a moment to look over the Weaknesses from our SWOT discussion and then post your comments below.

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SWOT : Strengths Discussion

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Please take a moment to look over the Strengths from our SWOT discussion and then post your comments below. While reviewing the strengths and posting your comments, please refer to the number of the strength (each is numbered) and consider these questions:

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Focusing Vision

Take a look at the Vision from Reignition from the March 26th Reignition. Try to find common themes and what you feel most strongly about. Discuss those thoughts here.

Partners

Who else might help us with The School Factory? Who has brains, connections, cash monies, and/or enthusiasm? Comment with your ideas!

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The blog lets your team communicate by posting updates and discussing issues. It is a great place for sharing progress, discussing challenges, and exploring ideas.