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Glowing reviews of Creating Innovators from USA Today and more…
USA Today recommends the book as “a road map for parents who want to sculpt their children into innovative thinkers” (March 19, 2012), and Kirkus Reviews calls it “a seminal analysis promising hope for the future” (March 13, 2012.)
Anyone else want to throw up at the idea of sculpting children? I mean, I'm looking forward to this book as much as anyone, but we REALLY REALLY have to stop a looking at children as blocks of marble, with twitching chisels in our hands.
Do we really believe we can "sculpt" children? Do we think it is a desirable thing to do? Do they get a say?
How about by letting them become the people they want to be? Be an innovator, be a poet, be a software engineer, a father, a teacher. Make furniture, build houses, plant trees.