Sunday, May 26, 2013

America's Obsolete School System - Tony Wagner

Tony Wagner, Harvard Education Innovation Fellow, says:  

“Today knowledge is ubiquitous, constantly changing, growing exponentially… Today knowledge is free. It’s like air, it’s like water. It’s become a commodity… There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.”

Rest of article.

Although his take on the necessity of a "competitive edge" does not mirror my reasons for including it here, his observations, about the system as a whole, which include the words lackluster and downfall, do. 

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