Friday, June 22, 2007

Shift Happens

We need to think about how we are educating our students for the future. As flawed as William Daggett's facts and credentials may have been (last year's teacher rally at the St Pete Times Forum), the future is changing exponentially. I read somewhere that the new MBA is a MFA. I do not believe everyone should go to college, we will always need people in the service sector. The skills in using technology and creativity will be what will moves our nation forward for all of us, even plumbers and cooks. The open-source ideas of sharing knowledge and ideas will keep the freedoms our country was founded upon alive, and perhaps keep us ahead of countries that restrict the freedoms of their people. We need to keep the internet free. Look at gold mining in China.

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