Since my son has just begun his freshman year in college this really hit home. What an amazing video-- cram packed with statistics, some of which are a little scary. (BTW my word verification is: dang. I'll say!)
Wow. You are right...very interesting, and a bit scary. Now I feel obsolete.
We are but just a mere speck in the big litter box in the sky, just don't get any cat stuff on you.
apart from the fact that some number of the 'facts' aren't true, it's pretty kewl.The first 'mis-statement' that jumped out at me is "that we are educating kids for jobs that don't yet exist."It's wrong on so many levels I don't know where to begin. But I'll start with: We aren't educating kids at all. We are training them--when we are actually training them, even--for jobs that won't exist in a couple of years.I posted a couple of essays regarding education over the weekend, on The Pond. It is a subject about which i can discourse a great length. E.g.: It is the (tacit) purpose of American Schools to ensure that as small a number of children as possible are able to escape the social/economic niches for which they were born--despite the heroic efforts of dedicated teachers, who struggle valiantly against the implacable 'corporatization/militarization' of the schools.
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