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Who are the key players changing education today?
Disruptive Forces in Education
|A closer look at individuals and organizations that are changing education.|
|Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive innovation” in 1997 in his book The Innovator’s Solution. Disruptive innovations fundamentally change the existing status-quo. “A disruptive innovation extends its benefits to people who, for one reason or another, are unable to consume the original product.” Currently, our public education system is not getting the job done. What should we do? "We need to allow innovators to form the type of team equal to the challenge of reshaping the educational architecture," says Christensen.
Click here for quick sense of the various ways disruptive innovation is being thought about and talked about!
But who are some of the movers and shakers in education?
Steve Barr: Founder of Green Dot Public Schools
Michelle Rhee: Founder of New Teacher Project
Jack Kent Cooke: Founder of Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Dennis Littky: Founder of the Big Picture Company
Lois Loufbourrow: Founder of Breakthrough Collaborative
Online Education: How e-courses change our schooling
Doris and Donald Fisher: co-founders of the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Foundation
YES Prep: Youth Engaged in Service
Nicholas Negroponte: Founder of One Laptop per Child
Teachers Tommie Lindsay and Rafe Esquith