Monday, November 5, 2012

"The Force isn't real? How about 4 billion dollars?"

Hmm.  This bears thinking about.  First reaction: Good on him.  He sometimes does some surprisingly grand gestures with his oodles of dough.  Second thought: $4bn buys a lot of education reform, for good or ill.  And Edutopia is a solid resource for teachers looking for best practices.  It's big on (the right kind of) collaborative learning, game- and project-based learning, learning for everyone, and formative assessment.  So, despite the potential for an incestuous donation of $4bn from him to his own education organization, there are worse ways to make a big splashy gesture towards kids.

George Lucas will donate Disney $4 billion to education, HuffPo