Gordon Lee Salmon replied to the topic Is there a national security crisis in US K-12 education? in the forum Leadership, Management, Supervision 7 years, 2 months ago
Thanks Mark for your reply. I agree with the points you make and feel that they should be basic, minimal expectations we would have for any school. We still need to help develop skills that go beyond subject content because these are the things that can provide tools for future success. I disagree with your assumption that skill building can wait till after graduation. With good teachers, curricula can be designed that incorporates both subject content and skill development. Many examples from project based learning prove this out. I feel we need to do both if kids are going to be prepared to create a life of their own choosing which can be successful. They will truly remake the world in their own image- lets hope that we prepare them as soon as possible to do that effectively.
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