Friday, October 9, 2009

Comments on Disruptive Innovation:
WOW! I am glad that I have a marketing background. We refer to this as the stages of a product life cycle - introduction, growth, maturity and decline.
I was also reminded of the book Good to Great. In my opinion, in education (especially in SC) we don't seem to have sense of urgency to get the to "great" and we certainly don't know who to kick off the bus.
I think that this has serious ramifications for the parts of our state that are already struggling. If the Corridor of Shame can get this right, it may mean substantial improvement. If not, they will get even farther behind.
I am proud to be in a school district with leadership that understands the nature of change, the need to change and the necessity to be ahead of the curve.
I get it.