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Diversity as Solution

“Beyond changing the futures of individual students, investing in diversity is critical to the future of the world, let alone our country. Scott Page, who directs the Center for the Study of Complex Systems at the University of Michigan, has conducted research on the link between diversity and improved problem solving. In his book, The Difference, Page explains that the problems that we face in the world today are inherently more complex and more connected, and, therefore, more difficult to solve. His research shows that when solving large complex problems, diverse groups of thinkers outperform highly intelligent individuals working alone.”

Burlington-Edison School District and Great School Speakers Bureau recognize that, in order for groups to capitalize on the full benefits of their diversity, they must know how to work together. The only way that this can happen is if students are provided the time and opportunity to work together in diverse groups. This means that we must eliminate the sorting mechanisms inherent in our schools.

A Cultural of Kindness 

"Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."  -Henry James