TED video worth watching: Seth Godin - Stop Stealing Dreams
Spend 17 minutes today watching this beauty. Whether you're a parent, a student, a leader, or a teacher, I think you'll find his take on how we teach very fascinating.
If nothing else, I appreciate his willingness to challenge a very old system with a very foundational question: "What's this for?"
I think it's okay - and even healthy - to ask this question about any institution. Let's ask churches, schools, businesses, charities what they're for. If they don't have a good answer, then it's time to move on.