My first adventure into nerdery has left me with one conclusion: if you have never played Dungeons and Dragons, whatever you think you know, forget it. It's not the common assumption supported by mainstream media.
We need an entirely different approach to where we locate schools and how we build them. Our current model – notably in small and mid-sized towns – is that of the destruction of our neighborhood schools in favor of the suburban campus model.
St. Paul giving $1 million to Highland Park to improve the streetscape is akin having your teenager beat up the old Buick and then deciding to buy him a new car because the old car is in such bad shape