From the article:
Why Education Without Creativity Isn’t Enough By: Anya KamenetzSeptember 14, 2011, Fast Company
This article is a great reminder that we as a nation might be doing some things right….there is room for improvement…AND this is the real punchline by golly we must stop cutting out all the creativity, as our kids will be ill prepared to enter the workforce that will (guaranteed) be inundated with outsourcing and foreign competition. Our world is getting smaller in a sense because our kids will compete against children from China and India for their jobs…it will be a different time, we are already seeing a little bit of it now, but I think we have barely scraped the surface.
The Center Cannot Hold
In today’s job market, midlevel jobs are being eliminated, moving workers to either high- or low-end employment. (Women have made the most of this shift.) The U.S. university system does a good job of prepping people for the high end.
“At the top of the market are the jobs everyone wants. And guess what? These are the jobs that many graduates of the American education system are well prepared for. These jobs require creativity, problem solving, decision making, persuasive arguing, and management skills. In this echelon, a worker’s skills are unique, not interchangeable.”
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