Another Sputnik?

A recent conversation with my wife about NECC, my frustrations with schools and education in general led to this.

Me: I don’t know….I just don’t think it’s going to change.

Wife: Of course it’s not going to change. People don’t change unless they have to or are forced to

Me: I know…and we (the educational community) can’t do either

Wife: It’s gonna take another Sputnik.

Me: Ouch!

Wife: Yeah…but think of it, when was the last time real change was made in education? I mean deep lasting change that affected the way schools were ran and what we taught and how we taught it.

Me. True!

Wife: It’s gonna take another event like that. It’s going to take some other country to do something and make America react before we see changes.

Me: So what do we do in the mean time?

Wife: Wait.

Ouch!

Have I mentioned how smart my wife is…and a school counselor which is another reason she knows about Sputnik