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We traveled the nation, bringing together parents and teachers for honest conversations about education. The conversations were telling. They told the story of an education system that was built many decades ago in the model of a factory, with the goal of producing factory workers. They told the story of top-down solutions whose effectiveness is measured by ever-increasing tests. They told the story of an American education system that needs something more than incremental reform… it needs a revolution.

Talking Out of School

Introduction to Talking Out At School

We traveled the nation, bringing together parents and teachers for honest conversations about education. The conversations were telling. They told the story of an education system that was built many decades ago in the model of a factory, with the goal of producing factory workers. They told the story of top-down solutions whose effectiveness is […]

Talking Out of School

Episode 1: Diverse Pathways

We gathered together with parents and teachers from around the nation, we broke bread, opened up, and we listened as they imagined an education system built for the future. The future vision they painted together was beautiful, wildly unconfined, and as diverse as the kids it would serve.  We heard of changes to the physical […]

Talking Out of School

Episode 2:High-Stakes Tests

Imagine if you will… a music class in inner-city Miami. Kids of all cultures blending together in the most amazing heterogeneity. Influences from calypso, congo, bolero, Afro-Cuban jazz, hip-hop, southern roots rock, salsa, merengue, and more. They all meet together in the music room as an educator tells the narratives of our cultures through notes […]

Talking Out of School

Episode 3: Quality Educators

What is quality education and how do we know it when we see it? That’s the question that’s long plagued policymakers and administrators in this country. But, for parents and teachers, it’s not so difficult. Quality education is a school that respects the individual abilities of each kid and helps them to realize the right […]

Our Mission

yes. every kid works with anyone to support policies that respects the dignity of every student, fosters a diversity of approaches, and is open to the free flow of ideas and innovation.