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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 09/2010

Post Textbook World

| Posted 09.11.2010 | Politics

It's time to put technology in the hands of students--real 24/7/365 learning opportunity. Last year we crossed a threshold where it's cheaper to give...

Investment & Enterprise, Not Protectionism

| Posted 09.18.2010 | Politics

India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.

Reversing the Dumbing of America

| Posted 09.22.2010 | Impact

America is not just increasingly anti-intellectual, it's often just dumb. The rise of populism is, in part, an unwillingness to engage in the complexity of the society that we've created and mistrust of those attempting to do so.

Tired of Waiting

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Impact

The televised town hall after the Rockefeller Center screening of "Waiting for 'Superman' " was uplifting and frustrating simultaneously, featuring heroes of edreform Geoffrey Canada, Deborah Kenny and Michele Rhee.

The End of the Book

| Posted 09.28.2010 | Impact

In 1994 Rita Dove was the Poet Laureate of the United States, Tim Berners-Lee formed The World Wide Web Consortium at MIT, and I was a new public school superintendent.