Class Conflict: Resource Guide


Drucker Apps rounds out this conversation with resources that will help you continue to explore the questions raised and discover how you can move from ideas to action.

  • Did you know that there are Drucker Societies in the U.S. now delivering a “Drucker-in-High-Schools” program? Find out how you can join Drucker Society volunteers who are using Drucker’s Five Questions to teach high school students about managing a community service project and, ultimately, managing themselves.
  • If you’d like to learn about best educational practices in your community, Dave Levin, co-founder of KIPP charter schools, suggests that you visit a high performing school in a very low-income or traditionally low-performing area.
  • Craig Barrett, former CEO of Intel and current board chair of Achieve, Inc., suggests that you take several steps to get informed about education in your community.
  1. Look up your state’s education report card as reported by the US Department of Education.
  2. Learn about the non-partisan education reform work being done at www.achieve.org.
  3. Watch the documentary 2 Million Minutes to see how the American education system stacks up against those of China and India.

Further Drucker Reading

To read more from Peter Drucker on the future of education, check out:

The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to our Changing Society (Harper and Row, 1968), especially Part Four: The Knowledge Society.

Post-Capitalist Society. (HarperCollins, 1993), especially pages 38-42 and Chapter 11:The Accountable School.”

The New Realities: In Government and politics/In Economics and Business/In Society and World View (Harper and Row, 1989), in which Drucker takes an extended look at education.