Blast to the Future

Blast to the Future

What would Marty McFly and Doc Brown say about education and schools in 2015?

Are we being as innovative as the flying car? As daring as the hover board? As efficient as the Master-cook? As cool as the auto-adjusting, auto-drying jacket?

Or are we stuck in Hill Valley, 1985? Or, even worse, Hill Valley in 1955?

As we think about education in 2015, the year that Marty McFly traveled to the future, let’s continue to push the envelope and think outside the box. Let’s continue to innovate, be creative, and explore new ways of doing things.

Forget about going back to the future; let’s BLAST to the future. The future is now.

BLAST to the Future

Written by Jonathan Tiongco

Jonathan Tiongco

Jonathan Tiongco is the Director of BLAST Implementation for Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, a charter management organization in Los Angeles, California. Jonathan oversees Alliance’s portfolio of blended learning schools, which includes blended learning pilots, full-school conversions, and a Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grantee school.


  1. Thomas Johanson

    “Grades, Marty! Where we’re going we don’t need grades!”
    Meme available on request.

  2. That’s hilarious. Thanks.

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