This book by ted futurist, David Houle, is a call to action for people who are part of a growing movement concerned about education in America and who are committing time and effort toward its transformation. This book is t the answer, but a call to action, an offering of a vision and a necessary expansion of the creative discussion to formulate the solution so essential to the ongoing vitality of our country. The book will look at the roots of American education, the current landscape, and the forces and dynamics that are pushing inevitable change in education for our children. Transformation of education is inevitable and asking the right questions, expanding our vision and starting to do something w are key elements the author outlines. Politicians, principals, school superintendents, and education foundation executives as well as parents should be reading this book as an enabler for their points of view about the need to change K-12 education in the years ahead.
David Houle is a futurist, speaker, and strategist. He has been called the CEO futurist and the emerging futurist in the world today. He is the author of The Shift Age, has delivered more than 250 speeches around the world in the last three years, including numerous education conferences, and has made a commitment to help shape the vision of education for this century. Jeff Cobb is a strategist, writer, and speaker on the social and economic impact of new technologies. He has established himself as one of the leading thinkers on Learning 2.0 ?the blending of social media and open collaboration with traditional education?and is a vocal advocate of cradle to grave lifelong learning.