Tu, thanks for this. I agree that teaching methods are going to have to evolve along with access to education. But the way I see it is that humanity is going to have learn to walk before we run. What I’ve reported on here for education is only at the most elementary level — learning how to read and write. Once we’re in a world where everyone is literate, then perhaps the next challenge is to design education systems (and I’m very aware that one size does not fit all) that empower and uplift people.

That day probably isn’t here yet. But it will come around… and when it does, the lessons we are all learning from the work (and mistakes) that you and other educators are doing now will be crucial. The future isn’t evenly distributed, and somewhere in the world there are already success stories where communities have achieved this. It’s up to us to seek those out, and share them.

From Melbourne and Cape Town, with love. Political economist and journalist, and co-founder of futurecrun.ch

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