Some schools take the traditional education model and introduce a vision never seen before. Dr. Antonio Boyd’s teaching and writing are reshaping an antiquated narrative. He is sharing with me what it looks like in the years to come. He believes the future infuses education and careers.
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More about Antonio Boyd
Antonio Boyd, Ed.D. has his doctorate from Northeastern and is currently an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and a columnist with Getting Smart. When we recorded the episode, he was Executive Vice President at the Future of School. Antonio is no longer with the school but offers a futuristic view of how education and careers will mesh, and he shares it with us in this episode.
Highlights from our conversation:
- Antonio describes the Future of School as a nonprofit that’s an education intermediary organization. Intermediaries work between an issue and the system to solve problems.
- The board of directors at the FOS decided to change the organization from a foundation to a nonprofit.
- College and career pathways are what everyone in education is talking about.
- Companies are just going around the system—from their high school right to the company.
- Companies are becoming like basketball coaches who go to the schools to recruit.
- One of the other goals is to see the value of career pathways before they graduate from high school, predominantly black and brown students. They are creating a path from becoming a phlebotomist at $25 an hour and preparing his pathway to graduate from nursing school.
Today’s episode is the last one of the year. New episodes will be published on January 11, 2022. Have a great holiday.