A Roadmap to the Future of Education
Takes a fresh look at our nation’s schools, eschewing the negativity so
often found in the world of education today.
-Yong Zhao, Ph.D., Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas
-Todd Rose, best-selling author of The End of Average; Harvard University
-Tony Wagner, Harvard Ilab Expert in Residence, and best-selling author of The Global Achievement Gap and Creating Innovators”
— Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
Grant’s latest book
Moving the Rock
Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education
In 20-25 years K12 education can look dramatically different picture than the institution we call “school” today, and far beyond anything that most of us are thinking about. This is the future we have to plan for, and the trajectory we must initiate by pressing on big, audacious, non-traditional levers.
This book describes each of these seven levers to revolutionizing schools:
- The Demand Side of the Equation
- School-Community Learning Laboratories
- Free, Universal Access to Knowledge and Curriculum
- Measuring Success and Re-tooling College Admissions
- Teacher Training for Deeper Learning.
- New Skills of Education Leadership
At the end of each of each chapter there are one or more Challenges, ways that each of us—parents, students, teachers, administrators, philanthropists, members of the university and business communities, and social networking activists—can collectively turn the pioneering work of others into school transformation at scale.
Grant Lichtman is a nationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education, Grant speaks, writes, and works with fellow educators to build capacity and comfort with innovation in response to a rapidly changing world.