Bill Gates says U.S. schools are "broken." Alvin Toffler calls them relics of a by-gone industrial age. Now, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers, 1 in 10 American high-schools is a "drop out factory," where 60 percent of freshman do not even make it to their senior year. What a colossal waste of human talent. The U.S. has been living off the educational investments of other countries, particularly China and India, for the past several decades. What happens if the supply of foreign talent dries up or decides to head elsewhere?
People are creative. We like challenging and creative work. Most of us do not need to spend more time in educational prisons sitting like a bump on a log in class or getting ready for the big game, the pep rally or the prom. We need to be involved in stuff that activates creativity.