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The History of the Future of High School - VICE
"The problem with American high school education, it seems, is not that students haven’t learned the “right skills.” The problem is that the systemic inequality of the school system has ensured that many students have been unable to participate fully in either the economy or, more fundamentally, in democracy. It’s not that there has been no tinkering, but that those doing the tinkering often have their own interests, rather than students’ interests, in mind."
audreywatters  2018  highschool  education  aptests  publicschools  schooling  change  betsydevos  power  privilege  inequality  democracy  history  larrycuban  davidtyack 
yesterday by robertogreco
Emergent Strategy, by adrienne maree brown | AK Press
"Inspired by Octavia Butler's explorations of our human relationship to change, Emergent Strategy is radical self-help, society-help, and planet-help designed to shape the futures we want to live. Change is constant. The world is in a continual state of flux. It is a stream of ever-mutating, emergent patterns. Rather than steel ourselves against such change, this book invites us to feel, map, assess, and learn from the swirling patterns around us in order to better understand and influence them as they happen. This is a resolutely materialist “spirituality” based equally on science and science fiction, a visionary incantation to transform that which ultimately transforms us.

“Necessary, vital, and timely.” —Ayana Jamieson, Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network

“Adrienne leads us on a passionate, purposeful, intimate ride into this Universe where relationships spawn new possibilities. Her years of dedication to facilitating change by partnering with life invite us to also join with life to create the changes so desperately needed now.” —Margaret Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science

“Adrienne has challenged me, enlightened me and reminded me that transformation happens in our natural world every day and we can borrow from it strategies to transform ourselves, our organizations, and our society.” —Denise Perry, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD)

“A word/heart sojourn through the hard questions.” — Makani Themba, facilitator for the Movement for Black Lives

“Emergent Strategy…reminds us, directly and by example, that wonder (which at its heart is love), is the foundation of our ability to shape change and create the world we want.” —Alta Starr, leadership development trainer at Generative Somatics

“Drawing on sources as varied as poetry, science fiction, forests, ancestors, and a desired future, Emergent Strategy speaks with ease about what is hard and brings us into that ease without losing its way. Savor and enjoy!” —Elissa Perry, Management Assistance Group

adrienne maree brown, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, is a social justice facilitator, healer, and doula living in Detroit.:
books  toread  adriennemareebrown  via:pauisanoun  emergent  octaviabutler  self-help  change  flux  morethanhuman  forests  sciencefiction  scifi  ancestors  futures  future 
yesterday by robertogreco
Opinion | The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change - The New York Times
Thinking in neighborhood terms requires a radical realignment in how you see power structures.... Do the local norms of interaction need to be changed? For example, do people feel it’s normal to knock on a neighbor’s door and visit, or would that be considered a dangerous invasion of privacy? Are there forums where the neighborhood can tell its collective story?
neighborhoods  change  approach 
2 days ago by uninyc
The Downside – The Startup – Medium
I had to learn how to mitigate my propensity to treat every conversation as the most important one I was having that day, and really try to understand how important it was to me and what value, if any, my opinions were adding.
leadership  management  collaboration  feedback  change  strengths  weaknesses 
3 days ago by devin
Could carbon-capture technology be a silver bullet to stop climate change?
A recent UN report found that humans have done too much damage to the climate to avoid catastrophe just by halting the burning of fossil fuels
climate  change  land  news 
4 days ago by TransformSeries
Change Is Changing: It's Time To Rethink Everything We Know About Banking
"More than half of S&P 500 companies will be replaced in the next decade, according to a recent Innosight analysis."

The number of banks in the U.S. has shrunk by more than 1,000 in the past five years, according Federal Reserve Bank Economic Data.

Mark Cuban’s business philosophy to “work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you"
banking  change  innosight 
4 days ago by tom.reeder
Britain fell for a neoliberal con trick – even the IMF says so | Aditya Chakrabortty | Opinion | The Guardian
Columnists usually proffer answers, but today I want to ask a question, a big one. What price is paid when a promise is broken? Because for much of my life, and probably yours, the political class has made this pledge: that the best way to run an economy is to hack back the public realm as far as …
Change  Flipboard  Future  Reclaiming-The-Future 
4 days ago by p-jo
Six signs it's time to change jobs
Your interests and goals naturally change over time, but how do you know if you’re ready for a job change? These signs might mean it's time for you to make your move.
change  job 
5 days ago by andyscotuk
5 questions to ask when considering a counter-offer
Changing jobs is never easy. Before accepting a new role, you should keep in mind if you're ready for this new opportunity. Here we suggest 5 key questions to ask when considering a counter-offer.
job  change 
5 days ago by andyscotuk

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