Perfectly preparing a generation for its own history

David Warlick says:

The fallacy of competitive education is its obsession with remembered right answers. The fallacy of right answers is that today success depends less on right answers and more on finding good answers and using them to accomplish meaningful goals. What does the game of school do to children who are more inclined to find and invent good answers than memorize correct answers?

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As long as we race [to the top], scoring points by teaching the same answers for the same tests to every child, then we’re perfectly preparing a generation for its own history.

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2 Responses to “Perfectly preparing a generation for its own history”

  1. Dear Scott,

    You say David Warlick says:

    “… The fallacy of right answers is that today success
    depends less on right answers and more on finding good
    answers and using them to accomplish meaningful goals.
    …”

    No, not quite. I would say that today success depends less on
    right answers and more on understanding what the real and
    important questions are. Good answers to these will always be
    meaningful.

    — Tim

  2. Tim, I think that was extremely well said. Thanks!

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