I admit, I’ve been discouraged by Obama’s early forays into education policy, but yesterday’s visit by President Obama and the First Lady to Capital City Public Charter School suggests that we may have reason to hope that our new president will be supportive of progressive education.
CCPCS is a Coalition of Essential Schools school. CES is the organization founded by Ted Sizer and Deborah Meier, two outspoken critics of NCLB. CES is perhaps the most esteemed organization that advocates progressive education, small schools and project-based learning.
So my question to President Obama is this — if CCPCS is an example of "How all our schools should be," what are the policy initiatives you are willing to support to give more schools a chance to get there?
(Thanks to Tom for calling me out to write about this.)