Really? How can anyone say with a straight face that they know what the kids in school today will be facing when they find themselves in the middle of the 21st century? Twenty years ago cell phones were rare and the internet just an idea.
The guy who's telling you about educating for the 21st century is probably also advocating for more and more "smarter" tests.
Well, listen. You want to know what Google's vice president of people operations has to say about the value of test scores in making hiring decisions?
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — LAST June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google — i.e., the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world’s most successful companies — noted that Google had determined that “G.P.A.’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless. ... We found that they don’t predict anything.”
Of course, these educators must know something more about the future than executives at Google.
Why else are they working so hard to turn schools into test prep academies?