on 16 June 2013
(via Tech us out! The Disruption Department’s Young Makers Program on IncitED)
Once upon a time students went to school to memorize facts and then regurgitate them on multiple-choice tests. Every day, adults promised kids that working hard to be proficient on these tests would secure their place in college. But despite schools’ best efforts, there still weren’t enough engineers prepared for careers. One day, the Disruption Department opened it’s doors for a cohort of students to immerse themselves in creating, inventing, and tinkering. Eventually, they were able to find high-paying local jobs that could utilize their tier 1 leadership, talent, and enthusiasm to build new things. Until finally, St. Louis became the most innovative region in the country, where ALL children had a chance to make things that mattered.