The Needs of Future Ready Students
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic were long considered by schools to be the Core Curriculum, and with good reason. In an agrarian society, at a time when our nation was still developing, and with a relatively small literate population, the most economically and socially responsible thing a state could do is teach the populace to read, write, and compute basic mathematical problems. This education allowed early entrepreneurs, who may have only have had a primary school education, the skills to buy and sell, communicate and consume, and maintain personal and professional financial records. These skills still make up the backbone of a good education, but we are teaching our students to read, write, add, and subtract at earlier ages. So what do we do with our students after they have the ‘Three R’s’? Are they ready to live and compete in a technological and global 21st Century? Simply put… no.