This is a powerful video by Ken Robinson entitled, “How to Escape Education’s Death Valley.”
We, as a culture need to think about the Dropout Crisis and engage students. According to Robinson, in some communities, nearly 80% of students drop out of school. If we halved that number and allowed students to flourish, the net gain to the US economy would be $1 trillion over ten years, according to some estimates.
One of the effects of the No Child Left Behind act forces students to focus on a narrow spectrum of material. We have to instill curiosity in children to make them shine, not have them do clerical work for hours on end.
A very important and inspiring video!