"America’s system of education was built for an economy
and a society that no longer exists. In the manufacturing
and agrarian economies that existed 50 years ago, it
was enough to master the “Three Rs” (reading, writing, and
arithmetic). In the modern “flat world,” the “Three Rs” simply
aren’t enough. If today’s students want to compete in this global
society, however, they must also be proficient communicators,
creators, critical thinkers, and collaborators (the “Four Cs”)."
Jim Lerman's insight:
A very well done, practical, and useful document.