The "Superman" Approach: A Business Leader's Guide to Effective Education Reform
Traditionally, we in the business community, like most other partners, have taken something of a “Clark Kent” approach to helping our students and schools. We’ve been supportive and encouraging by mentoring children, sponsoring special events and field trips, donating supplies, and funding scholarships. These are all worthwhile activities that should be continued—but they’re not enough.
With the looming shortage of well-educated and skilled workers and serious threats to our nation’s competitiveness, it’s time to start asking for a return on our investment and asking school leaders tough questions about how and why things are done—much as we do in our successful business ventures.
This toolkit will show you how you can take a “Superman” approach to spurring effective education reform in your community in three key areas: great teachers and leaders, more innovation, and better data.