Thursday, September 30, 2010
High Tech High
This video presents an interesting view of what high school education could be like. Larry Rosenstock, school founder, speaks well of the traditional role of the hands in learning, and I think you will notice that all at high tech high is not high tech. Sadly, I didn't see a woodshop. The High Tech High is a charter school, and I think it ironic that my earlier posted video is of Diane Ravitch speaking against the idea that charter schools can be the blanket solution to American educational crisis. The difference, and why I can agree with the High Tech High approach and still agree with Dr. Ravitch is that High Tech High is all about the hands. Many charter schools are not. The founder, Rosenstock, had taught carpentry for 11 years and had a long involvement in career and technical education.