"Social enterprises tend to form in response to system failures—the malfunction of government to successfully render social services or the failure of the market to efficiently allocate goods and services. Yet most of the time social ‘innovation’ is palliative, tinkering within the parameters of a system to mitigate harm or make it partially more responsive to the needs of those marginalized or underserved by it. But big impact usually happens when we address the fundamental causes of a system’s failure, not just its effects."
StartSomeGood Impact Story: four teachers create a social networking platform for teachers to help revolutionize education →
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The FourTeachers Project (composed of Cody Pruitt, Daniel Nettles, Randy Mathisen, and myself, Josh Wyrtzen) began as a conversation around the idea of what education might look like if there were a social networking platform where teachers from across the country could connect and share their ideas, best practices, and great lessons. The conversation continued and evolved into a series of ramshackle wireframes, flowcharts, and a ton of spreadsheets that outlined a task management system called The Desk. The Desk, we believed, was the key that would unlock the education revolution and simultaneously open the profession of teaching to a universe of creative exploration and a new level of accountability.
There was one problem. We were teachers, not developers and we needed money.
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