Saturday, November 20, 2010

Anderson Cooper - How schools 'Race to Nowhere'

Here is a CNN report by Anderson Cooper talking about the file 'Race to Nowhere.' In this short piece Cooper says, "some students really struggle with the expectations of success - how do we help them with that?" I think this is the wrong question. We need to be asking something like this... "Why are we defining success in such a narrow and restrictive way?" or "How can we value more types of success?"

If you want to feed this idea and learn more - take a listen to Sir Ken Robinson - RSA and Sir Ken Robnison

1 comment:

Jodhbir said...

Unfortunately,the most common scale to measure success in school and college life is ones' GPA.
We not only need to value success but also appreciate useful failures.
After all, they teach us something we don't forget easily.