The three Rs – reading, (w)riting, (a)rithmetic – will always be important but what else should our kids be taught to prepare them for the modern American working world? Sasha Dichter has a list of what he thinks are essential skills for today's working world:
Basically, the list boils down to:
- Writing good copy
- Coming up with ideas
- Selling stuff
- Managing projects
Not a bad list, though, sadly, it compares terribly to what we’re teaching in our schools (including business schools).