Monday, March 5, 2012

Seth Godin's manifesto about changing schools.

"The economy has changed, probably forever.

School hasn't.

School was invented to create a constant stream of compliant factory workers to the growing businesses of the 1900s. It continues to do an excellent job at achieving this goal, but it's not a goal we need to achieve any longer.

In this 30,000 word manifesto, I imagine a different set of goals and start (I hope) a discussion about how we can reach them. One thing is certain: if we keep doing what we've been doing, we're going to keep getting what we've been getting.

Our kids are too important to sacrifice to the status quo."

1 comment:

  1. Schools must change. Montessori philosophy is a great step, but there is more to do. There is so much resistance to change. There is so much FEAR in change. I am hosting a Kid's Basic through PSI Seminars at my school this weekend. They are teaching kids to speak from responsible vs. victim, learn and use "I am" statements, and so much more. They only have 20 kids involved. For me it is a start of a partnership, for others it is fear of the unknown and a horrible idea. It will take strong dedicated leaders to move forward in action.