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A Generation of Students Caught Between Two Worlds


The Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries created a cultural shift from rural farms to factory-filled cities. Imagine the confusion of parents, trained in agricultural livelihoods, trying to understand this new future for their children. It would have been frightening to realize that the systems that were familiar to them were no longer helpful to the next generation. We find ourselves in a similar situation today. The tried-and-true pathways to employment are not producing the same successes for our children. A new world of work has emerged and our outmoded education systems have not prepared them for the transition. A generation of students has been caught between these two worlds. ... READ MORE.


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Read my article, “Social Skills Are Critical For Future Job Seekers” in Education Week.