- Erik Richardson
- Milwaukee, WI
- United States
Teacher, Richardson Ideaworks, Inc.
Could we use the adventure of space to reignite education and use that, in turn, to escape the gravity of the conflict paradigm?
Excellence must be motivated by a goal, and the educational system seems to have no powerful, unifying goal, which explains why it repeatedly falls short of excellence. If we can embrace a shared goal like the exploration of space with all of its adventure and wonder, and if we can recognize that success requires that we collaborate and cooperate across cultures (especially major powers like U.S., India, and China) to move beyond our little solar neighborhood, do you think that would be sufficient to shift civilization's conceptual framework from the traditional conflict paradigm to one of curiosity? If so, how do we get from drawing board to launchpad?