Bridging the School-to-Business Gap: What Public Schools Can Learn From Industry | Stewart McDonald

As many of us know, modern public schools have roots in the Industrial Age; they were designed to prepare students for the 19th century workforce. Learning was sorted into disconnected subjects and compartmentalized by grades and age groups, with students sent along the proverbial conveyor belt of learning.
Thanks in large part to modern standards, this model remains today, with curriculum that is a mile wide and an inch deep—and plenty of critics. Modern industry, however, has broken away from this tradition. Now “industry” workers, rather than serving on a production line, are required to…

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