Wyoming Liberty Group
While Japan reeled from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the American educational establishment got a shakeup of its own. The following quote came, most surprisingly, came from the Douglas County (Colorado) School District (DCSD) Strategic Plan approved unanimously on March 15, 2011.
“We no longer need compliant graduates who have memorized a set of facts, who believe every answer is found in a book, or who have perfected the game of school – to memorize, regurgitate and dump. Instead, our country and our business partners demand graduates who are globally aware, financially literate, creative, adaptable and resilient, collaborative, ethical, problem solvers, critical thinkers, and communicators to accommodate the careers in this new day. These graduates will be the most qualified and highly sought after in the world. They will secure the highest paying jobs and stimulate growth and development in the communities they populate.”
“The whole drama of the world is such tragedy that I am weary of the spectacle.” — John Adams, 1779
Despite the interruption in the 24-hour news cycle by that horrific disaster in Japan, the world has been watching the amazing and painful birthing of democracy in Arab countries over the past six months.