Kids Want it Customized

The Kansas City Kansan has a little story on back-to-school supplies that tells us something about schooling in general.

In Kids Want it Customized, we learn that customization is important to the new generation:

Gen Y is quickly becoming known as the Customization Generation.  Their cell phones are programmed with customized ringtones, their MP3 players are stocked with customized playlists and their blogs are custom-designed for self-expression. 

With iPod players, TiVo, blogs, and other forms of electronic entertainment and expression, today’s children are used to being able to, in the words of the commercial their parent’s knew “have it your way.”

So why are they still stuck with a situation in which schools pick the kids, not the other way around?

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