Peter Senge, Creating the Schools of the Future: Education for a Sustainable Society, The Solutions Journal, Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2012, Pages 115-118 ( Abstract: The prevailing system of management has destroyed our people. The destruction starts with toddlers. … The fundamental task of leadership is transformation of this system … [which is] the same system in education and business. —W. Edwards Deming, pioneer, Total Quality Management “How do you think about the future?” (President, School Superintendents of America) “We sort of think that you drank your juice, and then you drank ours.” (11-year-old female student) —Intergenerational dialogue on systems thinking in education I believe that the Industrial Age system of education that has spread around the world in the past 150 years will change dramatically in the coming decades. The assembly-line progression of grades (first, second, third, etc.) coordinated by a fixed curriculum and headed by teachers in charge of students’ learning has grown increasingly out of touch with the realities of today: the global interconnectedness of economics, politics, … Topics: Community; Education; Sustainability; Youth