Chris Whittle’s Plan to Make a World-class Private School
May 4th, 2011 - Avenues: The World School aims for nothing less than to reinvent private education. That's what the parents hear from Benno Schmidt, the former Yale president who is Avenues' chairman and fronts its academic pedigree. "There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come," he says. (Quoting Victor Hugo is always a crowd pleaser.) The new school promises a revolutionary global curriculum unencumbered by orthodoxy.