May 20, 2014
How Are You Equipping The Next Generation?
Do you have a child in the public or even private school system right now? If so, you might be struggling – along with many Americans – to prepare your […]
Do you have a child in the public or even private school system right now? If so, you might be struggling – along with many Americans – to prepare your kids for success.
The truth is, there are so many things they will never learn in the school system that are essential to becoming financially independent, creating strong relationships and even pursuing a career. For all the hours and years your kid will spend in school, they will never learn entrepreneurial skills. They will not even learn how to balance their checkbook!
According to the Common Core State Standards, “The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”
Do you believe schools today are succeeding or failing in meeting this standard? If those truly are the goals of education, how can business (which is what drives the economy) garner so little attention in America’s primary education system?
A report from McKinsey and Company stated despite sustained unemployment, employers find it difficult to hire Americans with the skills their jobs require and actually expect this problem to get bigger! The Conference Board found nearly half of employers who hire high school graduates said overall job preparation was deficient.
The current system is CLEARLY not working. There is a huge need in the marketplace that is not being met! Why? Because we are relying on a system not built to produce unique, well-rounded, self-sufficient, highly-educated people who will contribute to society and succeed financially, relationally, in business, career, and family.
If you’re a parent, consider what you think is essential to help your kids succeed. I guarantee those topics won’t be covered in a public school. Which makes it your responsibility!
You might think you don’t have the time but you have to consider your priorities. Is you child’s future more or less important than working full-time? Is it more or less important than wasting your evenings watching TV? You have plenty of time, just set it aside!
What skill set do you think the next generation NEEDS to succeed? Leave me your comments below and be sure to Like and Share today’s message. Don’t forget to join us for The Dani Johnson Show this afternoon at 12 pm ET/11 am CT. Check out where you can find us on your radio today or you simply stream the show live on our website. Please join me for this important discussion!
In great faith,
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