They Said It

Some thoughts on education:

Today’s learners are not the ones
our systems (and teachers) were designed and trained to teach.

Marc Prensky, Former Teacher, Thought Leader

Our educational system is stuck in the past. It’s imperative that we create new kinds of schools.

George Lucas, Director, Producer, Writer

If reform efforts do not involve changing the 150 year old educational delivery system, it’s not reform…it is just reorganizing the chairs.

Matthew T. Spathas, Partner, SENTRE Partners

Education must move toward real-time. Kids don’t get sitting in classrooms looking at books written 20 years ago.

Dr. Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2, UCSD

School is just falling way behind in the race for presentation of ideas. In the ’30s and the ’40s, school almost worked because the alternatives were watching the corn grow and the river flow.

Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari

The problem is not adding technology to the current organization of the classroom, but changing the culture of teaching and learning.

Alan November, November Learning