I’ve had more conversations than I can count with adults who lament about ‘kids these days’ or ‘education these days.’
They recount the past like they’re education was better and so were they.
Here’s another take.
Education in the 50’s and 60’s was well designed for success in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Really well designed. We’ve ‘improved’ education since then, but it’s still not even remotely up to the task of preparing students for success in the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s to come. Comparing education in 1950 to education in 2016 is apples and coconuts.
Did kids work harder and behave better in the 50’s and 60’s? I wasn’t there, but I’m inclined to give them that one. But to be fair to ‘kids these days’, who was it that lowered the expectations and relaxed the standards? Hint: it wasn’t the kids.
To be successful in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50's (yah, that's when your children will be working) to come requires a very different set of skills. Hoping to be chosen and to be told what to do is a guaranteed path to even more misery than it leads to today! Job + hard work + time is no longer a reliable formula for success.
So what’s missing?
Shelly and I created something for you to answer this important question.
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