Today’s Core Knowledge blog picked up an important article from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Thank you for this return to basics and common sense.
Honesty, effort, punctuality, showing up ready to work, getting along with others, putting in consistent effort every day–these are what business needs from schools. As well as, these are what schools need from students–and schools need to foster the reality that these values matter most and underpin everything else.
The article points out that it is not a matter of a new curriculum or new technology. And I will add, it’s not really about new funding. In fact, it’s about the the old basics that are lacking too often.
I have argued that schools should value these core attributes–with specific grades, report cards, honors, and perhaps different diplomas–so that every member of the school community knows how key they are. At the end of the day–these are the attributes that lead to success in business and life.