September 11, 2008
A few enticing quotes to be found in the latest offering from the Partnership for 21st century Skills
“Teaching all students to think and to be curious is much more than a technical problem for which educators, alone, are accountable. And more professional development for teachers and better textbooks and tests, though necessary, are insufficient as solutions. The problem goes much deeper—to the very way we conceive of the purpose and experience of schooling and what we expect our high school graduates to know and be able to do.”
—Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap, 2008
“Your ability to act on your imagination is going to be so decisive in driving your future and the standard of living of your country. So the school, the state, the country that empowers, nurtures, enables imagination among its students and citizens, that’s who’s going to be
—Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist
Another great document to download and pass on to school leaders and parents who might be questioning the path we have taken.