Education

 
Addressing global challenges will require innovative approaches to educational policy and leadership.  This goes well beyond the classroom – 21st Century institutions will need to be “learning organizations” in order to manage the dramatic changes that are sure to come in the days ahead.  Sadly, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and other conservative and neoliberal educational reforms make schools primary function to certifying performance instead of fostering learning.

We have performed policy analysis and political advising for state, district, and higher educational organizations.  We will be sharing those works in an open source fashion as soon as we can.  Until then, we hope the following resources from the Rockridge Institute archive and our own writings will assist you in your efforts to improve the education of current and future leaders.

If you need policy analysis or strategic consulting for your campaign or assistance in implementing education reform see our consulting services page for more information.

Blog Postings

Students Are Like Plants, Not Widgets (January 13, 2008)

Education is About Students, Often the Debate Isn’t (March 3, 2008)

Framing Education: Why Does NPR Repeat the Conservative Production Model? (July 9, 2007)

Advocacy and Policy

The Framing of No Child Left Behind (June 15, 2007)

Open Source Education for the 21st Century (May 20, 2009)

Research & Analysis

Compromising Into a Trap: Progressivism, Neoliberalism, and the Student Loan “Industry” (September 19, 2007)