It’s High Time We Redesigned American Education

If you have a child entering grade school this fall, file away just one number with all those back-to-school forms: 65 per cent.

Chances are just that good that, in spite of anything you do, little Oliver or Abigail won’t end up a doctor or lawyer — or, indeed, anything else you’ve ever heard of. According to Cathy N. Davidson, co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions, fully 65 per cent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet.

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