As a thoughtful and reflective exercise, and as a sort of fun activity, I thought I’d solicit predictions from readers for the coming year.

What are your education-related predictions for 2011?

Share one-to-three predictions (you can make them whimsical or serious, though I’d appreciate your explicitly labeling which ones are which) in the comments section by January 2nd, and I’ll publish them on January 3rd, when many of us are returning to school. It could help us all get restarted with some uplifting thoughts, or energize us to work to do what we can to make some of the predictions not come true.

I’ll be sharing a few of my own, then, too…..

And if some of you wonder what the point is in making predictions, you can go to The New York Times which, today, published a piece on Why Do We Need Predictions?