The War on Kids

I was catching up on Colbert via Hulu a few weeks ago and saw his interview with Cevin Soling and knew I had to blog about it, especially in light of the story I had just read recently, Life with Shelby, about the experience of one young woman and her family in the educational system.

I don’t think it’s a red herring to discuss the aesthetics of the way schools are constructed.  I once heard a TED talk (if I can find it I’ll post it in the comments) where the presenter talked about the importance of creating “communities worth caring about.”  I think the same principal applies to learning communities/schools.  One can create a community worth caring about (and therefore an environment in which learning is valued), or a community that is despised and inculcates a distaste for learning.

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