Making Schooling Better: Is Anyone Listening?


Thanks to Ira Glass and This American Life on NPR for another fantastic report on making schools better HERE. It’s a fantastic review of “non-cognitive skills” — qualities like tenacity, resilience, impulse control — that should be vital to education but are not.  Testing ain’t everything, and there’s more proof here. It’s a unique point of view highlighted by Ira’s interview with economist James Heckman, who’s been at the center of this research and this shift.

Perhaps the bigger question is, “Why is it, the more we discover how current educational methods are not working and there are alternatives, that so few are listening?” Well, here at Salty Pretzels, we’re yelling louder. Doesn’t that work???

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