Cincinnati Public Schools' Superintendent Laura Mitchell spoke at the TEDxCincinnati Main Stage in May. The TEDxCincinnati Main Stage Event's theme was Extraordinary.
For far too long students have been exposed to an "obedience model," and not afforded the opportunity to have their voices heard. During more than 25 years in education, Mitchell, the Superintendent of the 3rd largest school district in the state of Ohio discovered that students have more power to positively influence their education than they are permitted. Raising students to be influencers, and not contributors produces dynamic citizens that can create a world we all dream of and want to live in.