Interestingly, one of the most promising properties of the fullerenes is their ability to serve as ligands in organo-metallic systems. Think of them as connectors, facilitators and catalysts.
Call me crazy, but C60 reminds me of CT40 (the forty Consulting Teachers in Sioux City CSD).
Educational models of leadership are being reinvented in Iowa, thanks to the Teacher Leadership and Compensation grants. This model of teacher-leadership is an attractive new structure that promotes collaboration and empowers classroom teachers. In Sioux City, Consulting Teachers serve as catalysts to accelerate growth for the schools structures in which they serve.
We may not win the Nobel Prize, but I think that the TLC may just be the Buckminster Fuller of education: an architect of a new way to think about school structures.