Here is a nice conversation about creating an alternative to the corporate take-over of education. The first Mayor Daley used to say, “Anybody can cut down tees, it is a lot harder to plant trees.”
. . . and the graduates that I’ve come across do well in college because they have the skillset necessary for that kind of work, as opposed to somebody who just regurgitates information [for a standardized test] and doesn’t really think critically. That person may graduate, but their chances of college success are probably much less than a kid who was really able to learn how to think and solve problems and make decisions.