November 26, 2011

Our Education System Needs To Change

Our current education system in this country, and in much of the industrialized world, needs a complete rework in order to be relevant to the modern era we live in. A friend made me aware of this great animated version of a presentation by the amazing Sir Ken Robinson. I encourage you to take the time to watch it.

I sound like a broken record sometimes when I write about how badly I think our education system is broken. Simply pouring more money into a system that is structurally flawed at its very foundation, as I contend it is, will not fix it. We need to face the reality that our current system is not serving the needs of students or society. Popping out assembly line graduates produced for industrial era objectives isn’t the answer to fostering an educated society that is so vital to fully vibrant and prosperous lives.

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