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>The business world just does not care about educational philosophy.
Which is why we must.
>Tell that to the tax payers whose property taxes keep going up yet the
students in their Districts graduate from HS with no tangible or recognized
evidence of even basic computer literacy, not to mention lack of
technology preparedness to contribute to the workforce. That's a huge
accountability problem for schools.
>All businesses care about is hiring the person that can do the job
All businesses care about is earning a profit. That's their job. We
in education need to care about more than that.
Primary and secondary education systems cannot change business
directly, but we can change future businessmen and
-women. Did American education fail Ken Lay and others at Enron (and,
hence, society in general), or did it create them? Or neither?
But I've moved into an area beyond the purpose of this listserve; I'd
better quit now before I get even further off track.
>provide tangible evidence validating skills they claim. That's
>regardless of what our educational philosophy we support. If our
>for Macs and dislike of PCs gets in the way of providing our students
>the tools they need to succeed following high school, we are doing
>students a great disservice.We cannot pretend that a goal of education
is NOT to feed competent and skilled workers to