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The Creativity Gap

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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.

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September 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

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  1. [...] We have known for over a decade that this day would come. America has shorted creativity and now our innovation and competitiveness have fallen off the pace. Failing to invest in our national growth engine is like keeping Junior out of school for the Second and Third grade and expecting him to do well in the Fourth. 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.  [...]

  2. [...] 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 …  [...]

  3. […] We have known for over a decade that this day would come. America has shorted creativity and now our innovation and competitiveness have fallen off the pace. Failing to invest in our national growth engine is like keeping Junior out of school for the Second and Third grade and expecting him to do well in the Fourth. 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.  […]


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