Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the New Innovation Era

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ted Dintersmith, Tony Wagner

Narrated By: Holter Graham

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2015

Duration: 9 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

Today more than ever, we underscore the value of academic achievement, encouraging our children to obsess over SAT scores, GPAs and advanced degrees. But while students may graduate with credentials, by and large they lack the competencies needed for informed citizenship and gainful employment in our rapidly evolving economy; our school system is engineered to produce a work force for a world that no longer exists. Alarmingly, our schools seem intent on crushing the very creativity, collaboration, and ingenuity needed to thrive in the 21st century.

In Most Likely to Succeed, bestselling author and education expert Tony Wagner and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith call for a complete overhaul of the function and focus of American schools, sharing insights and stories from the front lines, including profiles of successful students, teachers, parents and business leaders.

Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of American education, one that restores creativity and collaboration and wonder to the learning process and prepares students for today’s innovation economy. This book offers parents and educators a crucial guide to getting the best for their children.

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