Learning from Children
When we teach our children, we have rules and standards. And granted, each parent has
their own style. Before they are of school age, we teach them basic
skill sets – organization, safety, how to read, etc. Our opinions are
included but there are standards and guidelines that we are require to
work within. For instance, our language and currency are two things we
need to adhere to.
The rules and standards continue through the years of education. School systems at all
levels must conform to regulations and minimum requirements that, if not
met, will result in penalties and changes in policy.
With all of the emphasis on curriculum, there is little to show when it comes to common
sense. It is not until our children leave the halls of education are
they exposed to the real world. They soon encounter politics, corporate
‘culture’, unions, world opinion and quickly realize that their brick
and mortar education may not seem as realistic as what they’ve learned
in the electronic classroom known as the internet.
America is teaching by one set of rules and governing by another. The cost of an
education is no longer limited to tuition bills. The cost is much higher
when ignorance and the lack of common sense is factored in.
Mark Schuster, Partner
September 1, 2013