A2Ethics.org goes to the First EDUpreneurship Summit
Enthusiasm for reforming education continues unabated. Ideas are orbiting everywhere. We are glad to be a part of this international discussion, especially when we consider the many ethical issues involved in education reform.
On Sunday evening, the first EDUpreneurship Summit, a gathering of current students from the University of Michigan and Saline High School, presented their own reform ideas. As the name implies, the Summit gave students an occasion to create a new education-oriented business to meet a particular social need, relying on the best traditions of the social enterprise movement. A few of the business plans were incremental initiatives, geared to amplifying student voices; others were visions of what schools should be, communities that are able to fulfill all of their students' talents and interests.
Jeanine DeLay, A2Ethics.org President, was honored to be one of the four judges at the finale of the two day long idea reform-storming, norming and performing event. The idea in itself is a step toward educational change. It was simply contagious. And the event lived up to its billing: it was inspiring, challenging and one which A2Ethics.org hopes will grow.