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From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical reimagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the 21st-century economy.
Today more than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the "right" colleges, have the highest GPAs, and pursue advanced degrees. But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed to be thoughtful, engaged citizens and to get good jobs in our rapidly evolving economy. Our school system was engineered a century ago to produce a workforce for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our methods of schooling crush the creativity and initiative young people need to thrive in the 21st century.
In Most Likely to Succeed, best-selling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents, and business leaders.
Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today's economy. This audiobook offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children and a road map for policymakers and opinion leaders.
©2015 Tony Wagner, Ted Dintersmith (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
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By Michael Shapiro on 03-10-16

the most important book you may read in your life!

critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity

the 4 C's that will make children thrive in the innovation age

education needs to be fun and engaging. it needs to allow people to discover and explore.

please read this book. advocating for better education is the nations and the planets number 1 concern. if we change the way we do education we can save the world.

also this book was very funny and witty.

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By Kristin on 03-19-16

Life changing read...

This book will definitely be on my retread list! I
There are so many parts that I must go back to listen to again, as I want to incorporate them into my reimagining my daily work with educators. Undoubtedly, my work as an educational leader will be impacted for the better by having read this book! I'm fearful, yet elated for the change that I hope to have on others working with our children. There is truly promise and significant substance contained in the pages of this book. Thank you, Dr. Tony & Dr. Ted!

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By Ronn on 07-05-17

Good but repetitive

Agree with the general gist and great distillation of the purpose of education. Could be shorter.

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