The content of this "Speaks" was emailed to
email@example.com 29 August 2005."If we're smart, we'll revamp U.S. public education." I don't like that they started the sentence with the word "if." This is America and it can't be a matter of "if." If it is, then how do we as a country define the "American dream?" I don't like to use the word "revolution," but we need a revolution to occur. I don't want to sound like a terrorist, but we must blow-up today's public education system and put in place a system to sustain us into the 22nd century and beyond. If I was dictator, today's students would be learning about our future worlds of "biotech, nanotech, and, ultimately, robotics" [Kurzweil] in all of their classes regardless of subject matter. "Reading, Writing, Arithmetic" morphs into "Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Computing." K-12 morphs into PreK-to-Infinity. We use "infinity" to promote life-long learning and long-term thinking.
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 29 August 2005