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

Attitude = Altitude

Attitude = altitude

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going through them to the impossible.

—Arthur C. Clarke

The magic of learning is in wanting to learn. People can and will learn almost anything that they want to learn. We spend most of our time and effort in school trying to get children to learn things that we think they need to learn. The key to improving schools and learning is to find a way to get them to want to learn what they need to learn. We all know the old saying, “You can get a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.” Education rides on the ability of teachers and schools to get the horse ...

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