“The most vital attribute in the world you’re about to enter is not critical thinking or fluency in another language. It’s about whether you’re able to see the world through another’s eyes. The key factor of success for any society going forward is what percentage of its people are change-makers. It’s the new literacy, and empathy is the foundation of that new way of being.” Arnie Duncan, National Secretary of Education, May 9, 2015.
I am thrilled to hear that those with the power to change America’s public education system understand what Rainbow Community School has understood since 1977. I am just confused as to why they are still pouring all their resources into obsolete methods of education.
Read more here: “Empathy most vital,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells NCCU grads.