Keith Teare put it nicely:
Obama’s movement has unleashed a bottoms up openness. The People can no longer be seen as a passive, fear-focused, manageable mob whose only job is to show up to vote every 4 years for the fear-monger in chief. The future will not look like the past. It will be better. There will be more thinking, more doing, more optimism and more real politics.
I believe this is exactly what our educational systems do urgently need...Change...A move away from command, control, and passivity toward openness, emergence, flexibility, participation, and dynamic.
Our educational institutions do need their Barack Obama...It’s long past time for change...