Earl Kelley on standards, grades, and student voice

The following is a message from Jim Strickland, founder of ASCEND, on the Marysville ASCEND Mailing List. It is reposted here with permission from the author. Here are a couple of very thought-provoking excerpts from Earl Kelley’s In Defense of Youth (1962) — highly recommended!  They point the way towards some potential projects and experiments we could… Read more Earl Kelley on standards, grades, and student voice

How Trees

“How” Trees In response to my last post, I’ve also been considering the best way to transform purposes and visions into tangible roadmaps. Organizations I’ve observed often do a poor job of scoping their goals, and do an even worse job articulating their purpose. Is there some process that can help organizations ensure that they… Read more How Trees

The Purpose of Education

Philosophy drives education, so it’s important that we ask ourselves unanswerable, philosophical questions from time to time. Let’s start with this one: What is the purpose of education?  Of course, there is no single answer to this question. Education serves many purposes, and these purposes will continue to evolve for a multitude of reasons. The reason… Read more The Purpose of Education