I find it fascinating that there are so many angles, arguments and reasons why our current system of public education is not what children need. Here’s another take, from Seth Godin, famous blogger, entrepreneur, marketing leader and author.
“Do you see the disconnect here? Every year, we churn out millions of workers who are trained to do 1925 labor….
As we get ready for the 93rd year of universal public education, here’s the question every parent and taxpayer needs to wrestle with: Are we going to applaud, push or even permit our schools (including most of the private ones) to continue the safe but ultimately doomed strategy of churning out predictable, testable and mediocre factory-workers?
As long as we embrace (or even accept) standardized testing, fear of science, little attempt at teaching leadership and most of all, the bureaucratic imperative to turn education into a factory itself, we’re in big trouble.
The post-industrial revolution is here. Do you care enough to teach your kids to take advantage of it?”
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