Yesterday, we had a Professional Development (PD) at our school to incorporate a PYP program, which is the Elementary school version of an IB program or International Baccalaureate program, that most of us think of at a high school level.
I originally saw this video in Saint John, New Brunwick a year ago. I've seen a few up-to-date versions of it, exactly twice, while I'm working here in Beijing, China at the Canadian International School of Beijing. My class alone has 18 students from 11 countries! A very international group of students, whose parents are looking for the best education possible.
Seeing a few versions, makes me feel like the U.S., Canada & Europe are sleeping right through and not really making the changes we needed to get done the last 30 years for our kids, adults, future jobs, education, local industries, etc, etc, etc......
Check this video out, it's shocking world statistics:
I think fighting over who's got the Senate or House of Reps or Parliament should be put aside and realistically, analyze our future if we don't educate, feed, clothe or take care of our own countries and their offsprings. Apparently, India & China are doing something right! And we are left holding the empty bag without any goodies inside.
We need to seriously re-evaluate our education system, our government's priorities and our future within our own countries. If your schools, states, provinces, etc. are not doing their job well, FIRE THEM!!! Start with a new perspective and really take care of our own future.
Financial manipulation will always exist and I think one world currency is inevitable, but it's just getting all the countries together on this.
What's your thoughts on this? Let me know, since I love to hear other people's opinions on this....