In his revolutionary eBook Stop Stealing Dreams, a solution the US public education system, Seth Godin helps us understand the history of school and its relationship with the industrial revolution.
Essentially, factories needed interchangeable, fearful, obedient workers who were on time, and prepared to perform repetitive tasks.
Schools were invented to train youth to be on time to class, follow a repetitive schedule, do repetitive work, do their homework (or else!). And it worked! Schools churned out a workforce for the labor market.
Well, the labor market has changed...but school hasn't. Here's a starter list of what school is for.
What we need today are youth who are passionate, innovative, and caring problem solvers.
If you'd like to know how we get there, then get your free copy of Stop Stealing Dreams and READ it.
If we choose to change the system here's what we need to do:
Don't for a minute believe these two myths:
Here's what's true:
This video is all about Seth Godin's triangle of: Strategy, Tactics, and Caring.
Here's a preview of what you'll learn:
We now live in a 'Connection Economy.'
It's now easier than ever for you to speak up and be heard.
Normal is crumbling.
Be willing to fail.
Work without a map.
How to market: Tell stories to pockets of people who share a world view.
Spend most of your time doing work that is revolutionary.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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