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As is so eloquently emphasized by Sir Ken Robinson, “We make very poor use of our talents,” the majority of people out there go through their whole lives never knowing what their talents may be. So many people don’t really think they are good at anything, don’t enjoy their work and spend their lives spinning their wheels and wasting their talents. Others spend their lives doing what they love and can’t imagine doing anything else, because their work is their life.
Reform won't work, it simply improves a broken model. What we need is a Revolution in Education. Innovation has to change what we take for granted in education.
Abe Lincoln once said, "
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty and we must rise with the occasion.”
Our guest for tomorrow is H. Joseph Menton who has also researched educational reform extensively. He writes:
"The idea is that we need to get everyone to college or into industrial ‘working class’ jobs. The status of public education in America is contentious, often misunderstood and very disappointing, not to mention ineffective. A cursory scan of the rankings, funding, and satisfaction levels with status quo often leaves one aghast: We are failing in our responsibility to properly educate our children. This problem shifts into crystal clear focus once we accurately identify the origins of public education in America and see how the divisive attitudes and ideas which drove the first efforts at schooling in this country are still at work under the policies and administrative systemization which these ideas initiated.
Human flourishing is not a mechanical process, life it’s a natural organic process, and must be nurtured to do what a humans were designed to do, to develop their own solutions.
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