Subsidize School Dropouts

| 5/2/2008 2:38:02 PM

Subsidize high school dropouts, advises Designer/builder in its March/April issue (article not available online). Our education system is hopelessly defunct, so we might as well reward those who realize it and strike out to learn on their own. A provocative argument, though I’m not convinced that every dropout with the Internet might be a George Washington or John D. Rockefeller, as Designer/builder suggests. Yet it is urgently necessary that we transform the American approach to education from a system in which “schools teach as if what is now thought true will always be true” into something that inspires “comprehensive self-initiation, management, and judgment of learning.”

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