Friday, December 18, 2009


"Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge."— Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

An appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Mark Berger, friend and colleague, Head of School at Corvallis Montessori School, passed this along. I'll paraphrase what he said: Jimmy Wales is a Montessori grad. We brag about his work and the impact Wikipedia has had on the culture. He is an exemplar of the inventive, iconoclastic, entrepeneurial spirit engendered by Montessori education. Here's our chance to support a Montessori endeavor.


  1. Are you SURE you want to hold up Jimmy Wales as the Montessori spokesperson?

  2. "THE Montessori spokesperson", no. Not even "A Montessori spokesperson." But he is an example of the creative, iconoclastic, entrepeneurial, world-changing and culture-shaping kid that emerges from Montessori schools.