Definitely worth a read: Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s Newsweek article on creativity in America.
Try and find a school that isn’t scraping up pocket change to teach art, music, or anything that isn’t math and science. All these things are important, but in the end where we’re slipping is the application toward “production of something original and useful”. Ingenuity has always been our country’s key asset. So it’s scary when you read: “For two decades, our nation’s creativity scores have been plummeting – kids’ scores worst of all.”
But it’s encouraging to read: “New research shows how to fix it.”
We’re in. If you are too, here’s what to do:
Read the article “The Creativity Crisis” here: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/10/the-creativity-crisis.html
Learn how to foster creativity and “Forget Brainstorming: here: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/12/forget-brainstorming.html
Get creative with your kids here: http://cts.vresp.com/c/?PoBronson/491a73be46/85ccdddb42/fe2de1273e
And hopefully, you all still have your award-winning FINE pencil packs from a couple years back laying around with the creative workbook to revisit…