Neurologist Frank Wilson, who interviewed me for his book The Hand many years ago, has got me involved with a group of schools called Big Picture. Founded by Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor in Rhode Island in 1993, this organization is trying to change the face of education by teaching kids really practical skills. Marc Ecko, the clothing designer, is on the board of Big Picture too. His Sweat Equity Enterprises (SEE) program teaches kids the real-life skills needed to design clothes and to succeed in business, and he has them work for various companies. This past weekend we all got together in Providence to talk about education.
Frank shot this picture of Marc and myself in a conversation. Just two intense guys talking.