We at Montessorium partnered with Joe Connor of Agora, a new school choice financing startup, to run a small education conference over the weekend: The Great Rethink in Education. The premise: to create a venue for deep discussion and debate about real substance. Too many education conferences tacitly assume that the big questions in education have been answered, or are uncontroversial, or even that the contours of the debate are clear. But in fact, education badly needs more philosophical thinking, more first principles debate, and an open, illuminating
Great essay. I wish I’d known about and attended the event, and I hope to catch the next one.