An opinion piece in this morning’s New York Times covers some very familiar territory as the writer complains about the lack of discussion about education in the presidential campaign.
However, the writer included one of my favorite quotations from Bill Gates (possibly my ONLY favorite quotation from Mr. Gates :-).
In a talk from a few years ago, Gates described America’s high schools as obsolete and then went on to expand on that description.
By obsolete, I don’t just mean that they are broken, flawed or underfunded, though a case could be made for every one of those points. By obsolete, I mean our high schools – even when they’re working as designed – cannot teach all our students what they need to know today.