SXSW EDU 2019
From Pedigree to Competency: College for All?
At South Bronx Community, we teach young people to design their futures. Our competency based approach focuses on developing the skills young people need for college, career & community. Does the dogma of college for all stifle student agency? Can we take a broader perspective and personalize what it means to graduate high school, prepare for our dynamic economy, the rapidly changing professional landscape & importantly, nurture the SEL skills needed to live a purposeful & fulfilling life?
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- To reconcile the common narrative of college for all with the rising trend in personalizing learning pathways for young people.
- To explore the data correlations between college degrees vs. alternative post-secondary pathways and career success.
- To analyze different conceptions of the purpose of public education. How is it evolving?
John Clemente, Co-Founder and Executive Director, South Bronx Community Charter High School