An urgent appeal for a fundamental reinvention of American education has come from two top experts in both education and entrepreneurship so that we can better prepare students for the realities of the 21st-century economy.
More than ever, we place a great value on education, pushing our kids to enter the “proper” universities, get the best GPAs, and get advanced degrees. However, despite the fact that graduates may have credentials, most lack the skills necessary to be thinking, active citizens, and to land excellent employment in our fast-changing market. A century ago, our educational system was designed to create a workforce for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, current educational practices stifle the initiative and inventiveness that young people require to succeed in the twenty-first century.
In their best-selling book Most Likely to Succeed, venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith and education expert Tony Wagner call for a radical rethink of the purpose and emphasis of American schools. They do this by sharing observations and first-hand accounts from the front lines and profiles of prosperous students, teachers, parents, and business leaders.
Most Likely to Succeed offers a fresh perspective on American education that places curiosity, imagination, and initiative at the core of the teaching and learning process and equips students for the modern workplace. This audiobook provides an essential road map for policymakers, opinion leaders, parents, and educators who want the best for their students.