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The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business


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What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they′ll need to live fulfilled and productive lives?

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Opening Thought

Kids, Schools, and the Bigger Picture

About the authors

Dennis Littky is director and cofounder of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (“The Met”), in Providence, Rhode Island, and codirector and cofounder of The Big Picture Company, a non-profit education reform organization that creates and supports small, personalized, public high schools that work in tandem with their communities.

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