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13 Trends for 2013

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. A new year is a time when everyone thinks and wonders about the future, and I’m no different, except for me it’s also my job. With that in mind, let me identify some of the … Continue reading

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The Wonder and the Horror of Education’s Future

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. A shorter version of this article appeared in Teach magazine in the Spring of 2012. Sometime in mid-1992, I was approached by someone who had read a column I’d written about the future of education … Continue reading

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The Future of Work: How the 1% and the 99% Become Aristocrats & Peons

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In our last blog (which you can see here), I hosted a guest blogger, Chris Ritchie, who wrote about how the job market is a major problem for people in their twenties and early thirties … Continue reading

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It Can’t Happen Here: What Happens After Occupy Wall Street

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The Occupy movement is most significant not for what the protestors say, but rather that the movement is happening at all. It demonstrates significant unrest, and the greatest dissatisfaction with the capitalist system that we’ve … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Our Schools?

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Libraries are cutting edge. Schools are not. Librarians move with the changes in technology. Teachers do not. And we need to ask ourselves why that is, because we spend a lot more on our schools … Continue reading

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Follow the Red Brick Road

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The following article was first published in Teach magazine. A recent government publication highlighted all the marvelous things that individual teachers and school boards were doing with technology in my region. It was both uplifting, … Continue reading

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Why Education Must Change

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This article was originally published in Teach magazine. For most of the 18 years I’ve written this column, I’ve focused on how education will change. This time, I’m going to focus on why it must … Continue reading

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The Destruction of America

Unless America and Americans force a drastic change in the country’s direction, the American dream is dead, and America’s place as the leader of the world is over. Continue reading

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The End of the Local Monopoly in Education, Part I

Teachers from Socrates up to the present have taught in much the same way: by lecturing in person to a group of listeners. There is a lot to recommend this approach, not least that we are all familiar and comfortable … Continue reading

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