American education has nearly been destroyed by the politicians, pundits and philanthropists who thought they knew how to reform it. The framework of our schools has become a mangled, twisted mess; it is sometimes impossible to determine which structures support schoolchildren and which are barriers that prevent them from reaching their full potential as People.
If our public schools are to be saved, they will be saved by educators through their expertise in child development, content and pedagogy. To bring public education back to life, we must challenge everything - become Wallkickers - who scrutinize all of the assumptions and conventions we have come to accept.
As we embrace a curriculum with which to move forward, we must remember that curriculum is everywhere; twenty-first century education must exist in a space that encompasses experience, pedagogy, politics, culture, media and technology.