Disrupting Class and the presidential election


Oct 21, 2008

Clayton Christensen and I have a new article out in Business Week online today in the Viewpoint section. Titled “McCain: Education’s Disruptor-in-Chief?” the article is about the presidential election and Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama’s respective positions on how disruptive innovation can affect positive change in how today’s classrooms operate. The article leads with McCain and how he has latched onto many of the core ideas from disruption and our book. It then talks about the great promise Obama’s vision of technology has for education, especially if implemented disruptively.

There is also an accompanying slide show that the editors at Business Week put together that profiles 15 disruptive innovations in education.

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– Michael B. Horn

Michael is a co-founder and distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute. He currently works as a senior strategist at Guild Education.