Is it a helpful frame the work of schooling as: insuring that all students are “career, college and citizenship-ready” in a global economy?
Is there a push/pull relationship between the focus on getting passing scores on the current tests and the day to day school routines and insuring that all students are “career, college and citizenship-ready” in a global economy?
Is it really such a big deal that graduates (not to mention the young people that don’t graduate) are going to be competing with people from around the world for work in the decades ahead?
What should educators be doing today that will help students to effectively find a place in a global economy?
What is, or should be, our role in the discussion with our colleagues and communities related to preparing young people for a work place highly influenced by global realities?
Where does a willingness to lead toward more effective and productive uses of technology, as an aid to learning, come into play in the discussions of the above questions?