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Randolph: Schools Should Be The "Core" Of Communities
Posted 06/29/2015 01:58PM

At the invitation of the Sunday Times Festival of Education and Summerhouse Education, sponsored by Pearson, Head of School Dominic A.A. offered his thoughts on what he would do if he were secretary of education in the United Kingdom.

Schools, he wrote, "would be places that are truly human and, rather than reducing people industrially to summative scores or grades, would encourage ongoing formative development of the full range of their capacities."

Randolph was one of 41 leading international educators contributing to the project. You can read Randolph's essay here. You can read the collection here.

 

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