I was sent this link by a coworker as it sort of applies to one aspect of what I’m working on in my current detail assignment. It paints a rather bleak picture of the capabilities of our youth (which for me is anyone under the age of 35) and our education system. With this ‘No child left behind’ unfunded mandate (or should it be ‘all children left behind’?) we have established a system where the metrics require that we teach our kids what to think instead of how to think. We teach to the test now. When I got my Ph.D. I realized that it only meant that I was self motivated and knew how to think – nothing more, but also nothing less. Please view the video the link above points to. Realizing there is a problem is the first step in solving it.