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I’ve probably watched this video four or five times now, and each time I watch, I’m inspired and encouraged.
It gives me hope.
But it also makes me want more for my kids than I think most public schools are capable of giving them. The teachers are fantastic for the most part, but the system within which they work is too often crippling their ability to help kids flourish.
At least that is my personal experience as a teacher of high school English in the Midwest for several years.
Sir Ken Robinson gets it.
The problem is that we are functioning in a system that was developed over 100 years ago in order to prepare kids for a world that no longer exists. The industrial age is dead. The old economy has gone the way (or is going) of the dinosaur.
The question then for all of us to explore is what in the old system (if any) do we keep and what needs re-inventing to prepare our kids to live in the world of tomorrow.