The former director of the American Association of School Administrators outlines a coherent countervision for turning schools back into places that nurture children.

A School Worthy of Our Children—A Fable

A school worthy of our children—A fable

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

—Eleanor Roosevelt

Worthy Elementary School doesn't really look like a very worthy school at all. In fact, it doesn't even look like that much like a school. Several of us had been invited to visit because it was doing education very differently than we were accustomed. We wanted to see what a school worthy of children might look like. Worthy sits in a renovated warehouse with a large vacant lot next to it, which resembles a playground, a bit. There is a modified obstacle course on the playground; a garden sits in one corner, and a big dig area in another. ...

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