65% of our grade-schoolers may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet. So how can the school system prepare us for something that doesn’t exist?
They can’t by doing it the way it has always been.
It’s not good enough to know the answer (Google takes care of this). It’s not even good enough to say that I am studying to become a lawyer, CPA, or doctor. Who knows what these industries will look like 30 years from now?
We have to be able to go find the answer.
Instead of teaching us specific formulas and measuring specific results; we should be taught things that are universal: how to make a difference, solve interesting problems, relate with each other, virtues, community, art, find higher purpose and meaning.