By Batten Institute University of Virginia Darden School of Business T he current model of education in the United States is stifling the creative soul of our children. While this is troubling for a variety of reasons, it also has significant economic consequences for the future of our country. America has long been unique because of its remarkable ingenuity, innovative capacity and entrepreneurial spirit. Yet over the last few decades, we have witnessed both a steady decline in the number of startups, as well as an increasing number of studies that suggest America’s education model fails to promote the kind of creativity, risk-taking, and problem solving skills necessary for entrepreneurship, and for a world and labor market that is in the midst of profound transformation. These are very worrisome trends. Read the Rest of the Article on Forbes Site.. You Might Be Interested In From ASCD: Ten Things Master Teachers Do From Wired: Inside The School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education From eSchool News: The 3 key ingredients for mobile learning success EntrepreneurshipForbes Share 0 FacebookTwitterLinkedinEmail EdCircuit Staff edCircuit is a mission-based organization entirely focused on the K-20 EdTech Industry and emPowering the voices that can provide guidance and expertise in facilitating the appropriate usage of digital technology in education. One of our strategic pillars is to goal is to elevate the voices of today’s innovative thought leaders and edtech experts. previous post From NPREd: Nancie Atwell of Maine wins $1 Million Global Teaching Prize next post From US News: In Japan visit, US First Lady Michelle Obama puts focus on empowering girls through education Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. * By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.