HBS also continued to put a high gloss on the management myth of the day, but those myths were increasingly finance-related, in particular the merits of shareholder capitalism. And it continued to deliver pseudo-intellectual capital that practitioners could use to justify their decisions. In the 1980s, HBS had abandoned its mission of trying to educate an enlightened managerial class. Instead, it threw its lot in with Wall Street as it was dismantling the edifice of American industry HBS had helped build. HBS had nurtured the professional manager from his birth and then helped to kill him.
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Should Post-Secondary Plans Be Required To Graduate High School?
John Byrne, Juan Perez Jr., and Hal Dardick | Chicago Tribune
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago public high-school students to show they have a plan for what’s next before they can get a diploma.
Emanuel’s proposal would add one more big item to the graduation checklist for high-school seniors: proof they’ve been accepted into college or the military, or a trade or a “gap-year” program. The requirement would also be satisfied if the student has a job or a job offer.
The point, the mayor said, is to get Chicago Public Schools students in all parts of the city to stop seeing high-school graduation as an ending and get them to consider what’s next.
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How the Resistance School Was Born
Steve Annear | The Boston Globe
The first conversation took place late at night, shortly after the inauguration of President Trump. When a small group of graduate students from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government convened, they reflected on what a new administration could mean for progressive values and how policy changes might influence state and local governments.
By late February, those intimate conversations among friends evolved organically into what’s being called the “Resistance School,” a four-part series of online sessions aimed at countering Trump’s agenda. … The project’s creators are even likening themselves to “Dumbledore’s Army,” the collection of students in the Harry Potter novels who quietly worked together to learn how to fight dark magic.
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The Contemporary Education Reform That Evokes a Troubling History
Linda Sieg | Reuters
A push for patriotic content on the ethics syllabus in Japanese schools is rekindling fears that children will be taught to take a less critical view of the country’s militarist past and a more submissive attitude to government.
The campaign to put patriotism back in schools has been a key part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s agenda since his first one-year term from 2006, when parliament revised a law setting out the goals of education to include nurturing “love of country” and respect for tradition and culture.
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Public Universities Get an Education in Private Industry
Molly McCluskey | The Atlantic