By Don Berg Published Oct. 8, 2008 8:48 p.m.
"We are losing the potential for entrepreneurial, vocational, and artistic genius in children and teachers around the world because the majority of schools navigate by academics alone. Academic schooling facilitates only a partial liberation of the human spirit. We have liberated some people, in some places, in some ways by making due with the limited academic tools available.
Parents today have already chosen to launch their children into a world of challenging conditions. The question is whether their suppliers—schools—are providing the right stuff to get the job done."
About Don Berg | Don Berg has over 15 years of experience leading kids of all ages in a diverse range of settings that does not include the formal classroom. He grew up in public school classrooms and when he found his passion for working with children he reasoned that since the classroom did not serve him well as a child it would not serve him well as a teacher, either. He is the author of the book Attitude First (Trafford, 2004) and was a teacherpreneur (entrepreneurial teacher), home schooling other people’s kids for about 5 years. His latest creation is the web site Teach-Kids-Attitude-1st.com.www.teach-kids-attitude-1st.com