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:Read more
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:Read more
It's great to see Pumping Station: One and Sector67 both involved in this... (and getting some notice/recognition!)
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:Read more
Who else might help us with The School Factory? Who has brains, connections, cash monies, and/or enthusiasm? Comment with your ideas!