Trace Pickering recently sent me a slide deck that’s definitely worth viewing. Trace is a wonderful systems thinker. His slides do a nice job of describing historical shifts in American society and the concurrent changes that were necessary in American education. As he notes about our current era,

We seem to be stuck … arguing over which factory-age solutions we should try without fully understanding the implications of the context we are in and the new functions we need education to perform.

Trace’s slides are embedded below. He’s kindly made them available with a Creative Commons license. He also made a video in which he talks through the slides. Happy viewing!