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Standards-Based Education for Freedom

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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.


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One thought on “Standards-Based Education for Freedom

  1. It would be something if all the non-education industry corporations pining for problem-solving graduates took the education industry out for a drink and said, “Look; stop messing up our lives and bottom lines in the US. Graduate people ready to do good and to do good works for us and their communities. There’s not a thing like your tests or schedules or rules in any of our workplaces.”


    Posted by Chad Sansing | March 28, 2012, 8:28 am

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