It’s High Time We Redesigned American Education

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If it's true that "65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet," how can we educate them to be prepared for it?

We can’t keep preparing students for a world that doesn’t exist. We can’t keep ignoring the formidable cognitive skills they’re developing on their own. And above all, we must stop disparaging digital prowess just because some of us over 40 don’t happen to possess it. An institutional grudge match with the young can sabotage an entire culture.