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Disrupting Class by Clayton M. Christensen
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Apr 21, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: 2008-2009-dc, social-critique
Read in April, 2009

I'd actually give this book a 3 because it's business-speak, a style of writing I loathe; but if I do that, no one will read it. Full of useful, common-sensical observations and some excellent suggestions for radically altering US schools (they use the word "revolutionize," though I refuse to; their ideas are good but not THAT good), they advocate school change through computer technology and, more importantly, by applying the lessons of change in the computer industry. What I can't tell is whether their book is actually too late--as in, they are only reporting what is already happening, rather than recommending new strategies, in which case the title should read "How Disruptive Innovation HAS Changed the Way the World Learns." Nevertheless, the closing chapters are must reads for anyone who still supports teachers unions.
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