If you only have time for one article, read the last one and consider whether you would hire your own kid. ;)
* The Workplace Realities: In the new global workplace, what exactly do employees need and employers want? by Anthony P. Carnevale
* Tom Friedman on Education in the 'Flat World'
Friedman: ...In the latest edition, I added a whole section on why liberal arts are more important than ever. It’s not that I don’t think math and science are important. They still are. But more than ever our secret sauce comes from our ability to integrate art, science, music and literature with the hard sciences. That’s what produces an iPod revolution or a Google.
Pink: It’s the combination of the left brain and the right brain. Left-brain thinking — rule-based, linear, SAT-style thinking — used to be enough. Now right-brain thinking — artistry, empathy, narrative, synthesis — is the big differentiator.
* Would You Hire Your Own Kids? 7 Skills Schools Should Be Teaching Them by Tony Wagner
A particular interesting quote:
"Even in our best schools, we are teaching kids to memorize much more than to think. And in the 21st century, mere memorization won't get you very far."
--- Tony Wagner