An interesting paper released in April, finding “Students are learning how to be successful repeaters of knowledge, but they are not learning how to apply their knowledge to open ended, real-life challenges. After-school programs and visual and performing arts courses that teach imagination, creative and critical thinking, and teamwork skills are being lost to budget cuts and a focus on test preparation.”

Written by Charles Cadle, M.Ed, CPA and CEO of Destination ImagiNation, Inc. and Edwin C. Selby, Ph.D, Center for Creative Learning, Inc., this is subtitled “An Instructional Opportunity for NCLB [No Child Left Behind], School Reform and Libraries.”

Click here to read the complete 8-page paper. (PDF: 3.6Mb).