Check out this video… I learned of it through Scott McLeod’s Dangerously Irrelevant blog. The overarching message is that we need to re-think schools as they currently do not teach students to think critically and understand conceptually. It makes me think of the book, “Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students” by Denise Pope, one of my professors at Stanford University’s School of Education. The term ‘miseducated’ is quite powerful… do we want to be spending so much time miseducating our youth?!
Race to Nowhere