Sir Ken Robinson on the state of education

My friend Ruth just turned me onto a guy named Sir Ken Robinson, and, right now, I’m watching his recent TED presentation. It’s pretty good… I particularly like the part where he says, “human resources are like natural resources… they’re burried deep.”

We owe it to our kids to do a better job of educating them, and helping them to discover where their true talents lie.

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  1. Knox
    Posted May 28, 2010 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    But what he’s suggesting would cost money. It would require a smaller teacher to student ratio. And that would require we spend money on education that would otherwise be going to defense. (By defense, I mean offense.) With that in mind, I’ve come to the conclusion that Sir Whatshisname is an America-hating socialist.

  2. Clint McFaddon
    Posted May 28, 2010 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Nothing build character and releases untapped potential like military service. I say we make it mandatory for kids. We’d save money, but eliminating the cost of government schools, and we’d be safer for it. It’s what they call a “win-win”.

  3. Edward
    Posted May 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    May I submit that those unsuitable for military service be given “freedom jobs” in the coal mines of America.

  4. Ricker 76er
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    The problem with Sir Mix-a-lot is that he provides no real practical solutions for how this might be achieved. Which, I suppose, is not his job. I know plenty of teachers who would agree, but the reality is that education starts in the home and in may cases, kids are being educated by the television and pop-culture. Nice philosophically, but until you convince the politicians and the general public that money needs to be spent, it ain’t happening. Meanwhile, let’s cut some more money out of schools, especially from those greedy teachers:

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