By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why The Education Economy Is The Next Big Thing For The American Workforce
Brandon Busteed, Fast Company, 2014/08/21
The author, Brandon Busteed, is executive director of education at Gallup. He argues that there should be a tighter commection between education and the economy to create what we calls the educonomy. The article is largely about how education is failing the economy:
- "no correlation between the grades and test scores of its employees and their success on the job"
- "we’re more likely to see kids with entrepreneurial talent diagnosed as underperforming troublemakers"
- "seven in 10 K-12 teachers are not engaged in their work (69%)"
All very well, but is increased involvement of the commercial sector in education likely to change this. More...