Institute For The Future and Knowledgeworks Foundation have pieced together an amazing, mind-blowing scenario map 'Map of Future Forces Affecting Public Education 2006-2016'. They have created an extraordinary set of drivers and impacts as well as very through out hotspots, trends, and dilemmas. IFTF always seems to be putting out exceptional research that is written in straight forward language. From Knowledgeworks Foundation:
The map is intended to help you think about the future of education in the United States in an engaging and constructive way. The map presents a forecast of external forces that are important in shaping the context for the future of public education and learning in the next decade. It is an outside-in perspective that will help reframe current critical challenges related to education in a broader, longer-term context of change. Your task is to use the map to create compelling stories about how education may evolve in this future context.
This is a pertinent and timely post considering my current revelations courtesy of Richard Florida and company. The fact that some of the top minds in the world are working on the future of the US educational system gives me some comfort, but the fact that those minds are not running the educational system scares me to death.