2 & 3- yes
Few would disagree that disproportionate service to one at the expense of the
others would assure outcomes most detrimental to the cause of nation and
5- Wha'd ah, do I look like some damn psychic or somethin'...How
the hell would I know!? M.Sill
In a world ever-increasing in population, finite in resources (as currently
defined), and showing signs of wear it would seem a different brand of applied
knowledge may be required.
It seems likely that if we were to approach an identified need for change in
education we would have little by way of results if we were to approach change
through the established mechanisms of bureaucracy found throughout all
levels of public institutions (and some degree of bureaucracy is a necessary
and good thing!**).
Timely and meaningful change in education will require a change in the
collective regard; it cannot be dictated or even constrained by efforts to define.
As a place to start it may be helpful to speculate upon the characteristics
needed of tomorrows citizen. We will continue to need engineers, machinists
who rely upon the purveyors of renewable resources for the materials of
From soldiers to police, from police to coach we will continue to need those
able to harness the youthful passion of beauty or destruction dependent upon
intentioned channel. As we ponder the nature of tomorrow’s citizen we will
probably realize these traits would fit quite nicely in the society of today
In a world with a lot of people we will need a lot of ‘people people’-couriers of
cross-culture knowledge and diplomacy