On the Right Track, Baby, You Were Born This Way

“I’m beautiful in my way
‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track, baby,
I was born this way”
  — Lady Gaga

“The single most important contribution education can make to a child’s development is to help him toward a field where his talents best suit him, where he will be satisfied and competent. We’ve completely lost sight of that. Instead we subject everyone to an education where, if you succeed, you will be best suited to be a college professor.  And we evaluate everyone along the way according to whether they meet that narrow standard of success. We should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them to identify their natural competencies and gifts, and cultivate those.  There are hundreds and hundreds of ways to succeed, and many, many different abilities that will help you get there.”
  — Howard Gardner,  Harvard School of Education

Enough said.

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