Flat world

“In his new book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century, Thomas Friedman suggests that because of the universal availability of communications and information processing sciences, the entire global community is now spanned by common technological skills and organizational methods.”
Alan Miller

Translation If we are going to continue to justify our standard of living (amazingly high compared to most of the planet) we are going to have to get really clever. Why, then, are people so suprised that adults (some doing shift work) will turn out two nights a week to gain a level 3 science qualification? And Mr Miller is quoting cuts of $billions on California’s education budget…

Mr Miller clearly has a sense of proportion – and I have a new poster for the Maths classroom.

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