Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Nice to know that someone seems to validate your ideas

Almost a year ago, with tongue in cheek, I wondered about the future of Schools/Universities. I even posed this question: Are we prepared to envision schools as physical repositories of knowledge alone?

Today, I read the following:
"Testifying before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said changes to the nation's schools and immigration laws are urgently needed to ensure America's continued competitiveness in the new global economy. He called on lawmakers to help strengthen U.S. high schools by creating an education-data center, encouraging more challenging standards, bolstering math and science education, and making curriculum more relevant and engaging to today's "digital natives," students comfortable with technology..."
I am not a rabid fan of Mr. Gates, but I like his idea. His point doesn't have to apply only to U.S. schools.

1 comment:

Ruby Soho said...

sounds very much like what we're doing (or aspiring for) in dlsc. yay! :)