Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"Ohio Core: Not Your Parent’s High School Curriculum"

This article about our ever-changing education and curriculum indicates how our society has turned into a double-edged sword. It's great that our society is filled with more complex technology and has become light years more sophisticated. However, education standards are raising the bar in order to keep up with these advancements, which makes a student's life and schoolwork just as complex. When a trade that used to be as simple as 'farming' becomes a complex "agribusiness," it's no wonder that we push students even harder to keep up. Such advanced technology has the price of hard work attached. I think it will be great to have students adapt to the new "Ohio Core;" my only concern is whether or not students will want to. Most students will be up to the challenge, but changing the structure of schooling to the tune of more work will definitely make it harder for students to keep up and want to continue learning. However, all of this extra effort will be worth it in the end. In our ever-changing technological society, one will never be able to completely stop learning. By preparing these students to become "successful, 21st-century global thinkers and competitors," they will have a headstart on being successful in the future.

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