Wednesday, January 27, 2010

so proud

You know how you feel when you read something that reminds you just how great someone is and just how much work they've put into their day job?

Read this. The work they are doing at Farnsworth is incredible, and it's an argument for how public school education should work: provide a skeleton that is fascinating for kids, build a school with great teachers, invest time and money in infrastructure and the community, and encourage industry and governmental partnerships to fund the "cool" things as well as provide mentors and effectively sponsor the school.

Now all I have to do is find myself a superb administrative czar who can do all sorts of grant writing while I am Ms. Frizzle and Bill Nye with students all day. That---that would be wonderful.

[In other news...I had lunch with a prospective student today at Legal Seafood...and I gotta tell you, I think I'd be a much happier person if I could have a crabcake and key lime pie every day for lunch. so. good.]

3 comments:

Kate said...

Minnesota is pretty good at that "creative alternative" thing. Here's an MPR story from this morning you might like:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/27/charter-school-naytahwaush/

Bridget said...

Kate - that's fantastic!

Kate said...

Oh, and your parents are pretty awesome, too. I agree. :) Maybe not so much about the crab cakes, but definitely about the cool science education thing.