How to escape educations death valley. Hi, do you know what videos I like most since 2006? Sir Ken Robinson video!
What is she talking about education today so dear to the heart. Very realistic. This is what it’s supposed to be educational, like what is presented Sir Ken Robinson.
I took this video from TEDx along with the transcript. Hope you think like me, and also as Sir Ken Robinson.
Listen transcripts and videos in the following section.
Thank you very much.
I moved to America 12 years ago with my wife Terry and our two kids. Actually, truthfully, we moved to Los Angeles —
thinking we were moving to America, but anyway —
It’s a short plane ride from Los Angeles to America.
I got here 12 years ago, and when I got here, I was told various things, like, “Americans don’t get irony.”
Have you come across this idea? It’s not true. I’ve traveled the whole length and breadth of this country. I have found no evidence that Americans don’t get irony. It’s one of those cultural myths, like, “The British are reserved.”
I don’t know why people think this. We’ve invaded every country we’ve encountered.
But it’s not true Americans don’t get irony, but I just want you to know that that’s what people are saying about you behind your back. You know, so when you leave living rooms in Europe, people say, thankfully, nobody was ironic in your presence.
But I knew that Americans get irony when I came across that legislation, “No Child Left Behind.”
Because whoever thought of that title gets irony.
Because it’s leaving millions of children behind. Now I can see that’s not a very attractive name for legislation: “Millions of Children Left Behind.” I can see that. What’s the plan? We propose to leave millions of children behind, and here’s how it’s going to work.
And it’s working beautifully.
In some parts of the country, 60 percent of kids drop out of high school. In the Native American communities, it’s 80 percent of kids. If we halved that number, one estimate is it would create a net gain to the U.S. economy over 10 years, of nearly a trillion dollars. From an economic point of view, this is good math, isn’t it, that we should do this? It actually costs an enormous amount to mop up the damage from the dropout crisis.
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