What You (Really) Need to Know

Appearing in Friday’s NY Times (1/20/12) Larry Summers, who was a part of President Obama’s economic team and president of Harvard, writes about what students really need to know based on how our society has changed.  His argument for teachers no longer needing to be the controllers of information is consistent with what real educational reformers have been talking about for years.  With the power of technology which allows a student to obtain and access more information, and in a faster time, then the clerk at the circulation desk of the Library of Congress, you have to wonder why our institutions have not changed to meet the current needs of students in this new age of free and unlimited information?

Enjoy the read: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/education/edlife/the-21st-century-education.html

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