Education | Education often fosters too big a gap between theory and practice
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/27/18, 10:22 am
“We’ll prepare you for life,” the colorful school brochure assured me, “the way it really is.”
It has become an educational shibboleth: “We’re here,” schools at every level claim, “to get you ready for the real world.”
But do they? If that’s a significant measure of a school’s success, a painful list of them deserve failing grades. For what many schools—both public and private—have to offer these days is an incredible distance from life the way most of us really live it.