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I have just started reading this book by Russell L. Ackoff and Daniel Greenberg. It is blowing my mind. Has anyone read it. Does anyone want to read it with me? I would love to start a conversation about it if anyone is interested. I believe they truly hit on the way education/learning has to change in the 21st century.

Here is a little blurb from the Amazon Website:
"Reinventing Learning for the Next Century: How We Can, and Why We Must
An extraordinary conversation about the very deepest questions...

Today, what is education for?
Where should it take place? How? When?
What is the ideal school?
The ideal lifelong learning experience?
Who should be in charge of education?
And who pays for it all?

Over the past 150 years, virtually everything has changed...except education. Schools were designed as factories, to train factory workers. The factories are gone, but the schools haven’t changed. It’s time for us to return to first principles...or formulate new first principles...and reimagine education from the ground up."

I've attached a PDF summary of some of the key ideas from the book.

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Looks very interesting. Just ordered it.

Awsome Wendy. Missed you this weekend!

I missed you all, too. It was very hard not to be there. I couldn't even attend online. I'm pretty buried at this point. But, this too shall pass. It sounds like a good time was had by all.

As a former Sudbury Valley School parent (5 years) I always get excited by Dan Greenberg's ideas, but at the same time I find myself sighing--the ideal and the reality at that place were not so much in convergence for much of my kid's experience. But I will try to gather up some energy for acquiring and reading this--PG
Wow Peter! I would love to hear your perspective on the book, given your own personal experiences with the school. Please do try! I know we would all appreciate your contribution.
Peter I am seriously considering the Sudbury Valley School for my own kids (ages 4 and 6). The philosophy makes so much sense to me. I would be very interested to hear more about your family's experience there.
I'm going to visit the Sudbury Valley School on Monday afternoon with my children. I'm very interested in what it will look like. I'll report back.
I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!

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