Stephen Cousins joins Dave for Part 2
Stephen Cousins, Superintendent of the Traverse City Area Public Schools joins Dave for a two part discussion, this week and next, of the role of education in building community resilience. The discussion begins with a bit of history on how public education came to be structured as it is. Cousins recognizes the legacy issues for public education and the constraints imposed by connections to state and federal dollars, but he is optimistic that by broadening the communication input to public education decision making local needs and planning can be effective. Steve is also optimistic that technological changes in the way curriculum can be delivered to students will move public education from an industrial/agrarian model to a broader and more responsive system.