The divergent forces that caused the great East African Rift have nothing on the pressures tearing at the fabric of infrastructures supporting pubic education. Global economic crises have consequences for public and private sectors that show up as decreased resources, increased unemployment, and expectations to do more with less in shortened time.
Is it possible to use these pressures to advantage? Certainly those seeking economic benefit from the demise of current models for delivering education are already doing so. We will explore here models with the potential to shift resources away from “operational” budgets, so that a greater proportion of funding may be directed at student learning. Doing so exemplifies TechTonic Change.