Front-line Observer of 'What School Can Be'
School Administrator, May 2019
spent two decades as a venture capitalist and a half dozen years running a business that contributed to the digital revolution. But it was his post-business desire to learn about public education that has led to some prominence now as a public advocate for education practices that contribute to creativity, innovation and purpose. And to him, that means adopting authentic measures of student performance.
In an interview
, you’ll learn about Dintersmith’s school year visiting schools in every state, which then led to a co-authored book with Tony Wagner, a well-received film documentary (“Most Likely to Succeed
”) and a 2018 book What School Can Be
A product of public schools himself, Dintersmith felt compelled to share what he observed. “It’s easy today to dwell on the negative,” he says, “but I was blown away by the positive things going on in U.S. schools.”
In several other articles in this issue
, you’ll learn about some of the ground-level efforts to see better forms of assessment take shape in schools.
Jay P. Goldman
Editor, School Administrator