School trains us to have the mindset that a given amount of effort will always bring a measurable, predictable, and successful result. The real world doesn’t work like that.
In addition to that statement, schools in America need to start promoting students to take risks on projects, ask questions, refine their thinking based on iterations… It is not about how much knowledge we have, it is about WHAT we can DO with that knowledge.
Having 2 Masters degrees, 2 additional certs, and 1 Bachelors degree — and I am still struggling to find a job. As the author states, it could be because of bias — but having the GRIT to march on is a life skill that students lack. Allowing them to develop and practice failing is as equally important as any core subject matter.