I'm not much of a soothsayer, myself. It seems many people, however, like the idea of making predictions for the future when it's time to turn the page on the new calendar. I'm not sure we ever really look back much, though, to see what came to pass or how accurate the forward-looking statements were.
I thought I'd try to take a whack on offering a few random thoughts on what we might see in the world of education in year 2011. Let me know what you think -- or better yet, feel free to make a few of your own.
- By the end of 2011, 49 states will have some form of anti-bullying laws on the books. As of today, there are 45 states in the country that have these laws already.
- However, in spite of the increase emphasis on legislation, bullying will continue to be rampant. I expect a significant upswing of anti-social behavior and school-based violence in late-April to early-May. (more…)