There are many great quotes from this, but one I loved the best is:
Empowering students to change the world for the better.
It really is about being a learner. That is what we need kids to be. It is what the world needs to be if we are to finally solve any of our problems.
1. How many people would really be considered a learner? Can we make the right changes about "anything" (insert: what kids should know, financial issues, government, anything with the environment.)
2. If I can see why standards are necessary and know that creativity is as or if not more important, how do we not allow the common core movement to stifle the latter?