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:
Paul Hill, Ph.D.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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