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October 23, 2009

Are we teaching them to be “Untouchable?”

by Chris Lindholm

Thomas Friedman, author of best seller The World is Flat and frequent columnist in the New York Times, published an interesting article for education leaders called "The New Untouchables."  He ties the current economic recession to America's workforce, our public education system, and a lack of focus on raising students to demonstrate skills that make them "untouchable."  Connecting to Daniel Pink's work in A Whole New Mind, Friedman sets the bar very high for public education in America.  What do you think?  Is the state of America's workforce a contributing factor to the recession today?  How are public schools to address this? 

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