In our mission to reshape the American education system we must eventually meet a key roadblock restricting the students in our nation. The fact that the sheer amount of young people that must be attended to is more than can be expected of any school. This harsh reality bleeds into school policy, necessitating the control of kids just to have a peaceful environment just to have the possibility to learn.
(This article is one part of a continuing series, prior reading of earlier entries is recommended for a complete picture of the arguments and points being made.)
The world as we know it has drastically changed in the spans of just a few generations. In many ways the scope of the human dream has expanded radically, and in many ways it has shrunk. Technology is pushing our view of what is possible to new limits, and never before have so many people had access to such a breadth of knowledge. This is truly the bleeding edge of history. This truly is the Information Age. Yet, with all of the knowledge we have accumulated as a species, and as a global culture, mass ignorance pervades. The framework of human learning has changed so quickly with the rise of accessible travel, mass communications, and the the internet, but the way that we educate our children has but slowly progressed since 1821. At this critical point in history, it is time that we re-examine how we should be pouring into the lives of the youth, and how we can foster a new renaissance of human excellence.