The Creativity Gap
The creativity gap – trading our creativity for productivity, the continuous downward pressures to get more out of less, as opposed to more out of ingenuity. America has shorted creativity and now our innovation and competitiveness have fallen off the pace. Our communities have cut arts education — music, writing, painting, dancing, theater and the like. Where are our children supposed to learn how to be competently creative, not just expressive? At home? From parents who are not musicians or artists? Whatever we are doing at home to bridge the creativity gap, according to these reports, is really not working out.