Originally posted at educatedtodeath.com
Yes, education should have standards, and yes, those standards should be tested with corporations in mind. The STANDARD should be that all learners are equipped with the critical skills to participate in an open society; that is, learners should be literate, connected, and aware. The test will be if power shifts, or not. If not, then we should rethink our standard. For this standard to be met, there will be steps to take. We will have to extend education beyond the first 18 years of life, and encourage learning and growth for all. Of course we need standards-based learning, but we just need one loose standard—that the People be allowed to acquire education that will benefit them.
We will bang out the how’s and why’s together.