A colleague recommended a blog post from Seth Godin titled Back to (the Wrong) School. I found Seth’s perspective interesting. He describes the education system as designed to develop employees for jobs available in 1925. The world has changed a lot since then of course and Seth states, “As long as we embrace (or even accept) standardized testing, fear of science, little attempt at teaching leadership and most of all, the bureaucratic imperative to turn education into a factory itself, we’re in big trouble.”
I think this presents an interesting challenge for all of us, especially those interested in helping students with ADHD. What would you change in the education system to help us better prepare for the workplace and economy of the future?