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7/24/10

Seth Godin on Education

Failure of our education model...

Seth Godin discusses with Lee Stranahan how our public schools were designed to do two things:

1. Train people to become compliant factory workers, sit in straight rows, do what they're told, follow instructions,
2. Teach kids the best way to feel good and fit in was to buy stuff and it's done a great job at both things.

"...They churn out people who await instructions, who can fill in with number two pencils perfect ovals but...
we don't churn out people who are creative and innovate and ask questions...
we don't turn out people who by any definition who are artists, we actually shun those people."

Hear what he says about a "shortage of people who are going to do something unique."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea5IgyVd3_U

http://www.youtube.com/Stranahan