Have you read the cover story for this month’s Time magazine? If you haven’t, check out a summary here. It discusses the skills needed for our students to be successful in the 21st century. Here’s a paragrah….
For the past five years, the national conversation on education has focused on reading scores, math tests and closing the “achievement gap” between social classes. This is not a story about that conversation. This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education, the one that will ultimately determine not merely whether some fraction of our children get “left behind” but also whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad or speak a language other than English.
This conversation is being resonated in many of the blogs and podcasts I follow from some of the current great minds in technology and other fields. It’s great food for thought! Check it out!