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  •  Great piece calling out the limitation... (0+ / 0-)

    of hierarchical thinking and the kind of destructive competition between "us and them" it invariably fosters.  We can just look at the world's history and our slow transition away from hierarchical governance structures towards more egalitarian ones.

    IMO when Bill Gates was successful as an entrepreneur, earlier in his career, because he created a standardized open architecture operating system that facilitated others developing applications to work on that platform.  This compared to Apple Computer's approach of keeping their system architecture closed and proprietary and not sharing it with others.

    So it is ironic that Gates did not apply that facilitative model to improving schools, that attempts to create an enriched environment where all can prosper, rather than the more directive ranking model that works by defining "us and them".

    Cooper Zale Los Angeles

    by leftyparent on Fri Jul 06, 2012 at 06:04:43 AM PDT

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