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 Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Hollywood Africans," 1983. Photo credit: Sharon Mollerus

Jean-Michel Basquiat, "Hollywood Africans," 1983. Photo credit: Sharon Mollerus


"When I think about how our schools might promote the notion of 'omnidisciplinary thinking,' I wonder if we shouldn't aim to be more collage-prep than college-prep. What if our schools actively taught students to take all that they've amassed as learning, rip it up, rearrange it, and build something new? What if, instead of ever-narrowing disciplinary study, our worlds opened up with increasing breadth as we progressed through our educational journeys?"

--from "Collage Thinking" by Tom Taylor, Upper School Director, Breck School, written for "Systems over Objects" in The Monthly Recharge, the official newsletter of Leadership+Design

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