Values and Practices Define Education

While we have been reforming public education in the US practically since its inception in the 1800’s, right around the time I entered college, Terrel Bell, Education Secretary during the Reagan administration, released a frightening and fatalistic report called “A Nation at Risk.”  It was written as “an open letter to the American people”, rather than…

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Playing in Fort Town

One afternoon, several years ago, my daughter dragged me across the field to Fort Town to show me what she and her team had been working on. If you have not visited The School in Rose Valley, Fort Town is an area on our small campus, at the edge of the woods, where children create…

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