My favorite quote is this piece comes from Mark Edwards, Superientendent of Schools in Mooresville, North Carolina:
"For years we would tell students "We will prepare you for your future." But their experience in school didn't have much to do (with the future).
I would say it would be the same to say "We are going to prepare you for driving a car, so get on this horse." And the kids say "That doesn't make sense, i'm not going to be riding a horse."