Message from the Founder:
Dr. Vito Perrone once remarked, “We should all exert caution every time we hear that something related to schools is new. It usually means that those speaking of the new haven’t chosen to examine the historical record.” It is therefore with humility and reverence for the giant shoulders on which we stand that we work toward our dream to design a graduate school of education.
We see teachers as intellectuals and as we work to create the ideal learning community in which new teachers are developed, we are humbled by how much we are learning ourselves. It is an incredible feeling to be part of this community that is creating something new together from the ground up. The revolution is happening here–and it is the most important and exciting work we can imagine.
Dr. Deborah Kenny is the founder and CEO of Harlem Village Academies and the Progressive Education Institute and author of Born to Rise. Follow Deborah on Twitter.