Mike Bookey

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Schools are modeled after the industrial factories of yesterday. The goal of the education process is to mass produce standardized, educated citizens and workers. In this factory model, we teach students the hierarchy of decision making, to follow orders, and to work individually. Businesses, however, need graduates who are self-directed, responsible employees, who can solve problems, who can handle computers and the latest technology, and who can work in teams. In this the information age, business can no longer continue to sidestep the need to reformulate the processes and goals of public education.


Bookey, M. (1995). Schools and Business Benefit Mutually Through Service Learning. In C.W. Kinsley and K. McPherson (Eds.), Enriching the Curriculum Through Service Learning (31-35). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.