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Out of Our Minds, 3rd Edition by Ken Robinson

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3THE TROUBLE WITH EDUCATION

“Current systems of education were not designed to meet the challenges we now face. They were developed to meet the needs of a former age. Reform is not enough: they need to be transformed.”

ACADEMIC INFLATION

I WENT TO COLLEGE IN 1968. I did not look then as I look now. I was not the suave sophisticate that you will find on my website. I was deep into Led Zeppelin and, visually at least, I was channeling the lead singer, Robert Plant. I had shoulder-length hair, wore jeans and a torn combat jacket, and was almost dangerously attractive to women. That was certainly my impression. I was 22 and considering my options. Should I get a job? Not yet, I thought. There was no rush. At that time, college graduates were ...

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