- Della Palacios
- Apopka, FL
- United States
Is marketing in the United States slowing down the academic progress of our children?
Inspiring the next generation of female engineers: Debbie Sterling
I love Debbie Sterling's talk about her adventures in engineering, trouble fitting into the boys club, and her issue with the pink aisle. The beginning of her one minute advertisement for her new Goldie Blocks toys reads, "For the past 100 years, toys have inspired our boys to be thinkers, builders and inventors. Our girls deserve more." http://www.youtube.com/goldieblox
This is the kind of marketing I can get behind.
I found the same problem to be true with marketing and literacy when I took a close introspective look years ago after learning the Montessori approach to literacy and I wrote this blog, "The Problem with Products."
Teachers and schools are receiving all kinds of heat lately in the education reform movement, but I see the problem as more deeply rooted, embedded in U.S. culture, materialism and marketing.