The Colorado Legacy Foundation produced a great short film that hits the nail on the head when it comes to what’s missing in public education, the possibilities for turning it around, and the mindset necessary to get us there.

Using pithy, common sense questions, the film explores the faulty assumptions that drive public education and lead to the fact that, “Too many of our kids aren’t graduating ready to go to college. Or enter the workplace. Or give back to their community. They are not keeping up with their global counterparts.”

They also propose a simple process for expanding learning opportunities: “Try new things. Measure results. Adjust. Repeat … Because if we’re not moving forward we’re actually going backward.”

Watch the video to get inspired then browse the links below for articles and examples of how schools and individuals are expanding learning opportunities.


[Reprinted from the iLearn Project blog]