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What's Important in Education...

1970 to Now

The following was obtained as handouts that the West Allis School district received from a seminar in Madison concerning block scheduling. The seminar was conducted by David S. Hottenstein, a principal of Hatboro-Horsham High School in Penn State. These documents shed light on the dumbing down of America.

FORTUNE 500 LIST

1970 to NOW

Writing...1st to 10th

Computation...2nd to 12th

Reading...3rd to 13th

Oral Communication...4th to 4th

Listening...5th to 5th

Personal/Career Development...6th to 6th

Creative Thinking...7th to 7th

Leadership...8th to 8th

Goal/Setting/Motivations...9th to 9th

Team Work...10th to 1st

Organizational Effectiveness...11th to 11th

Problem Solving...12th to 2nd

Interpersonal...13th to 3rd

OUTCOMES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY U.S. Department of Labor

1970 NOW

3 R's...1st to 6th

Interpersonal...2nd to 2nd

Self Esteem...3rd to 3rd

Creative Thinking/Problem Solving...4th to 4th

Communication/Listening Oral Communication...5th to 5th

Organizational Effectiveness/Leadership...6th to 1st

Learning to Learn...7th to 7th