Prof. Allan Collins --- Professor Emeritus of Education & Social Policy at Northwestern University
"The structure of the school curriculum was inherited from the 19th century and before".
"The needs of people living today are very different from the goals of educators who put together the school curriculum in the 19th and 20th centuries, most of which have no relation to the needs of young people today."
"...school has failed to focus on the kinds of powerful ideas that will make students smarter."
"Over the past century, routine jobs have been disappearing, and the demand for flexibility and thinking has grown. People will have to keep learning new knowledge and skills throughout their lifetimes, as their lives and jobs keep changing."
"Until educators design schools that let students pursue ideas they care about at their own pace, students are bound to forget most of what they learn in school."
--- Prof. Allan Collins talks about education in his most recent book What’s Worth Teaching: Rethinking Curriculum in the Age of Technology.