We live in a world where critical thinking is essential, but we still treat it like a luxury good for the highest achieving students at the best schools. thinkLaw is committed to closing this gap, but with all of the issues facing school district leaders like budget cuts, teacher shortages, and the school-to-prison pipeline, how can district leaders view the critical thinking gap with a greater sense of urgency?

The chance to ask this and other questions to a panel of experts is why thinkLaw is excited to attend the Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI) this week in Chicago. We will have the chance to sit down for THREE HOURS with five distinguished district leaders who are all experts in their fields to collaborate on how to meet the unmet needs of teachers and students. thinkLaw is trying to spark a critical thinking revolution in education, and the feedback we receive here will be a huge part in ensuring our products and services truly align with district needs.

thinkLaw is proud and honored to have partnered with nearly 100 schools and organizations in 11 states since its 2015 launch, but we still have a long way to go on our mission to help create a world where critical thinking is no longer a luxury good reserved for just the top students at the best schools. ERDI will give us a chance to learn how to extend our impact at the district-level to create systemic partnerships to attack the critical thinking gap from the classroom to the Superintendent’s Cabinet, giving thinkLaw the solid foundation we need to shift the narrative on who gets to teach, and who gets to learn critical thinking in this country.

Click here to learn more about how ERDI is building collaborations between district leaders and educational innovators to best serve students.