Winston Churchill famously described the course of WWII in 1942 "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
I am more optimistic than that - in the effort to reconsider how education is accomplished in this country I tend to think we are at the beginning of the end - and about ready to start trying solutions and making progress instead of fighting political battles that have little to do with education and everything to do with bureaucracy, money, and power.
Why am I optimistic? Popular culture seems to be turning against the educational establishment; among other leading indicators the buzz about the new movie Waiting for Superman is percolating through the media. NY Mag had an insightful article on some of the players in school reform and their reactions to the movie - I encourage everyone interested in education to read it.blog comments powered by Disqus