America is a prosperous and productive country, but it is sorely lacking when it comes to basic empathy. Few countries on earth revel in cutthroat competition the way we do – and fewer still...
Yet with all that training, we get no instruction about what to do when the accused abuser is a fellow teacher.
Maybe what Americans hunger for most doesn’t come on a plate or in a paper sack.
Imagine my surprise when I walked into my classroom, and strung across the chalk board was a banner reading, in big purple letters, “WELCOME TO EM CARPENTER DAY”.
We have arrived at a paradoxical position: our democratic institutions require our participation for their continued legitimacy and health, but a sudden surge of political engagement is currently driving their instability and stress-testing them to breaking point.
The level of student debt accrued by students has skyrocketed in recent years. At the same time, the benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree and the ensuing debt that goes along with it has been diminishing. The current model of higher education, it would appear, is ripe for disruption.
Enter Lambda School