The public education system in the US has been the same for over a century, with teachers talking at students and giving them tests. But at Iowa BIG, teens address their community’s most pressing needs — and the results are benefiting them and their town.
As the president of Bennington College, Liz Coleman challenged the status quo of a higher education system more concerned with growing endowments than with training the next generation of public servants. Now heading the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, she’s focused on a more fundamental issue: what will schools teach? And what does that mean for the future of our society?