What do you take with you when you graduate from school? Do you take with you your certs and grades or do you take with you the friendships, the social skills, cognitive and problem solving capabilities? That was a trick question because you get to take all of those with you.
But for many of us, we choose to take only part of the suite of gifts that education and schooling grants us. And we inevitably choose the “practical” and simplest gift to take away – our paper qualifications and our grades. Because that is a clear signal and what we’ve been indoctrinated to work for in school.
We can choose to be different. And we can make the future a better one for our children by making sure they make the choice to take the right gifts away when they graduate. Because what you ultimately need in life would be almost everything that the system can give you.