"Even those who talk about 21st-century schools invariably follow that phrase with a reference to “the need to compete in a global economy.” The goal isn’t excellence, in other words; it’s victory. Education is first and foremost about being first and foremost."
Read Alfie Kohn's full article title "When '21st-Century Schooling' Just Isn't Good Enough: A Modest Proposal" at Teacher. net . . . and here at District Administration.