Seattle Girls' School

News and happenings in education from the Head of School, Rafael del Castillo

Saturday, March 12, 2011

As Seattle transforms itself, how do we transform schools?

Edward Glaeser, author of Triumph of City, states that "smart cities like Seattle succeed by attracting smart people who educate and employ one another." The economies of scale that industrial cities exploited are being replaced by the interactive exchange of ideas as a company's most important asset.

My question - how have schools kept up with this shift? Are we preparing students for their future or our past?

Link to NYT Article

1 comment:

  1. I think by connecting the students to these smart people who are building our communities, we are integrating both generations and ultimately, helping everyone.