Rethinking Schools

This isn’t related to the theme of this blog, but is worth quoting. From David Ascher’s blog:

In the case of the Think Schools event, it was hard to find people who didn’t appreciate the elegance of an old idea: that our schools shouldn’t be thought of (and budgeted for) as single purpose “teaching boxes”, but instead as multi-purpose community hubs, leveraging precious real estate to provide a variety of civic services (libraries, gyms, meeting spaces, cafeterias, playing fields), with an appropriate funding model.

David Ascher is the head of the new Mozilla Messaging project.

Teaching boxes versus community hubs – I realized instantly that this, more than anything else, is what made two years at IIM Kozhikode more rewarding than four years at Bombay University.