Governance 2.0: A next-generation framework for schools.
This submission to the Tomorrow’s Schools Independent Taskforce offers a new way of thinking about how education can support system learning and system equity.
In summary, the challenges of education in this country are embedded in the challenges of communities. Nevertheless, it is important to preserve and enhance community ownership of schools. Instead of abandoning the powerful community ownership we have over schools, we must insert a new mechanism into the way we support them, through what I call Community Networks for Education (they could also be called Local Education Commissions or Community Improvement Networks). These will be there to provide “catalytic leadership” to shape inquiries for learning; and community problem-solving efforts.