The Fischbowl: A Fundamental Flaw (questioning the Common Core) | Creative Business Branding | Scoop.it

"From the May 21st issue of Fortune Magazine (article not online yet), comes this quote from Fred Smith, founder and CEO of FedEx:
We put so much emphasis on "college degrees." Well, in Germany students at some point come to a fork in the road, and they either go on to university or they go on to a trade school. Say you're a FedEx airplane mechanic working on one of our Boeing Triple Sevens. That's a $100,000-plus job. You don't have to have a college degree to get that job. You don't have to know Chaucer and The Canterbury Tales..."

Fisch continues this post with some questions about this specific quote and asking if "getting an education in general, is solely about job preparation." 

Much food for thought...


Via Beth Dichter