Washington Monthly - September/October 2016 - Cover4
I S TO O CO O L
FOR SCHOOL ?
Clark University alumnus Matt Goldman '83, M.B.A. '84,
motivates himself with three words:
The Blue Man Group founders (l. to r.)
Phil Stanton, Chris Wink and Matt Goldman.
MAKE IDEAS REAL.
In 1987 that simple mission statement
drove him to co-found Blue Man Group,
whose raucous and wry stagecraft turned
the troupe's signature art into a cultural
The same spirit for inventive enterprise
that drives Matt Goldman recently
earned Clark a #16 ranking on Forbes
magazine's list of the nation's most
entrepreneurial research universities.
Matt and his partners have since
turned their energies to Blue School,
the Manhattan elementary and middle
school he co-founded in 2007.
The school reimagines education in a
changing world by creating communities
of learners "who use courageous
and innovative thinking to build a
harmonious and sustainable world."
Matt exemplifies the Clark University
motto, "Challenge Convention.
Change Our World," which inspires
all Clarkies to make ideas real.
Here, we regard the status quo and say,
"We can do better." Can you?
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