If you care about education, watch this video. It’s great stuff, but I have to say something,
Seth Godin is taking on the educational establishment, and he should get a standing ovation. [Tweet this.]
If I didn’t know that he was speaking at a TEDx event, I would have guessed he was a keynote speaker at a homeschool conference. Seriously.
This kind of speech fires up those in the home education movement. But it isn’t an angry, fed-up response to failing schools that Seth is advocating. He’s advocating a healthy, productive discussion of the things that matter to education. Like parents who have “had enough” with their local schooling, Seth is taking the responsibility himself and offering solutions that will work in our world today. Just like homeschool parents, he’s thinking outside the normal and daring to ask the question, “What is school for?”
I’d like to hear what you think. I took notes (view them here: What Is School For?), I hope they help.