The past few decades have seen great progress in education reform in the United States — progress that has especially benefited less-advantaged students. Today’s reformers can build on that progress only if they pay keen attention to the challenges associated with genuinely improving teaching and learning. If we ignore these challenges, the 21st-century-skills movement risks becoming another fad that ultimately changes little — or even worse, sets back the cause of creating dramatically more powerful schools for U.S. students, especially those who are under-served today.
April 1, 2010
21st Century Skills’ Not New but a Worthy Challenge
By By Andrew J. Rotherham and Daniel Willingham
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