Education reform speaker Pedro Noguera talks about a school in the South Bronx where the “culture of the school was more powerful than the culture of the streets.”:
You can take young people—young men—who have been turned off to school, and create a school setting that is so compelling that you can change mindsets about learning.
"Simply put, we can’t keep preparing students for a world that doesn’t exist. We can’t keep ignoring the formidable cognitive skills they’re developing on their own. And above all, we must stop disparaging digital prowess just because some of us over 40 don’t happen to possess it. An institutional grudge match with the young can sabotage an entire culture."