Thirty kids in a classroom listening to a teacher five days a week with summers off to help with the crops? Sounds like the 19th century, but it's not. That's today. No wonder too many of our kids aren't doing well in school.
Fortunately, new school models are emerging which allow kids to learn at their own pace. And that's just the beginning. After just three years, the KIPP Empower school in inner-city Los Angeles is the 10th highest- ranked public elementary school in the entire state of California. That's not by accident. Come join us on Thursday, March 20th, but fasten your seat belts. We're looking at the future, and it's exciting!
Dan Peters is president of the Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation in Cincinnati. The foundation focuses its efforts nationwide on creating great K-12 education options for parents and their kids. Dan serves on the boards of the Philanthropy Roundtable in Washington, DC; Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI; and the Buckeye Institute in Columbus.