Tag: James S. Coleman

Serving the public interest, an institution struggles in hard times

In 1981, sociologist James S. Coleman made the claim that tuition barriers to private schools are “certainly harmful to the public interest, and especially harmful to the interests of those least well-off.” He was referring particularly to Catholic schools and to his just-completed research identifying the social capital that families invested[Read More…]

Robinson: New education paradigms require a transformation of public education

The Cooperative Catalyst team this morning introduced the uniquely creative mind of Ken Robinson, whose animated presentation on new education paradigms made its way on YouTube in October and has since enjoyed more than 2.4 million hits.  Calling for a radical rethinking of public education today, Robinson argues that we’re “educating[Read More…]