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Preparing for “what” world of work?

Posted By on September 5, 2010

Tell me where your typical day is being warehoused in an old brick building with 700 others of your same age group, having to keep your belongings in an 16″ x 16″ x 24″ cell, and traveling up and down three stories in three minutes under the threat of being punished if not back on time, and asking permission to use the bathroom? If you are currently working in that environment, then I feel pretty bad for you and hope you find another occupation soon. Even the teachers in these environments are usually able to keep their own belongings in a desk in the same location near where they work all day long. I just find it interesting that in a time when we desperately need people who can think creatively, work together, and problem solve, we continue to house our students in old buildings with poor lighting and ventilation, herd them around with a system of bells, and require them to sit quietly for 50 minutes at a time taking notes, while the teacher moves around, talks, drinks soda (or coffee), and determines all the outcomes of the class period.

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