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The future is already here, and it’s time for the U.S. to play catch-up!  You can help put forth a new vision for schools by spreading the word:  We need human-sized institutions that put people, not numbers, first. 

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“If we teach our children as we did yesterday, we rob them of the future.”
--John Dewey


“We are raised on comparison; our education is based on it; so is our culture. So we struggle to be someone other than who we are.”
--J. Krishnamurti


“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”


“What we need are more people who specialize in the impossible.”
--Theodore Roethke

Be an Advocate for School Change . . .

Exploding the Paradigm

We all have something important to say about school change, and it starts with pumping up public awareness of a NEW VISION for public schools--a humane vision that focuses the “school reform” debate on what is good for kids!  Here is our campaign poster to put up in teacher workrooms, parent meeting rooms, offices, stores and public spaces, or wherever people who care about kids and the future may gather.

Here’s a close-up of our message:

Poster Close-Up

This EXPLODING THE PARADIGM poster (11 x 17 size) contains our favorite soundbites about what our schools can become in the future that is fast upon us.  The poster is now available directly from Patricia Kokinos for a small fee to cover printing and mailing costs.   Please purchase through your PayPal account by clicking the button below, and please make sure to include your shipping address.  Costs for posters and mailing are as follows:

One poster $5.00
Three posters $10.00
Five posters $15.00

Purchases of larger quantities can be arranged by contacting Patti via email: Patti@ChangeTheSchools.com. Thank you for spreading the word to your friends and colleagues.  

How Can I Learn More?  What Can I Do?

Here are Patti’s Picks for the best websites on education and advocating for change:

Best ideas for teaching in new ways:


Best site for school-community development:

Coalition for Community Schools

Best site for education policy and equity for all students:

Forum for Education & Democracy

Best site for changing school culture:

End the Race to Nowhere

Best article on organizational

Peter Senge on personal transformation

Best resource to prevent bullying in schools:

“Bullied” video by Southern Poverty Law Center

Best place to learn about designing schools of the future:


Best ideas for creative school structures:

Alternative Education Resource Organization

Best site for upgrading the teaching profession:

Center for Teaching Quality

Best info to create positive environment in schools:

Teaching Tolerance magazine

Best national blog on school issues:

The Answer Sheet by Valerie Strauss

Best petition site for social change:


Best materials for progressive activism:

Peace Resource Project

See Patti’s report, “Exploding the Paradigm: Five Ways Schools Must Change to Rescue the American Dream,” as published on Designshare among a wealth of school change articles.


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