WHY WE DO IT

We believe that linking learning to real life is the right way to do education.

EDUCATION STATS COULD BE BETTER
EDUCATION STATS COULD BE BETTER
– “American students are not learning the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today’s world.” (Broad Foundation)

– “Some 1.1 million American students drop out of school every year.” (Broad Foundation/EPE – 2012)

– “Nearly half of those who employ recent high school graduates said overall preparation was “deficient.”” (Broad Foundation)

– “Only one in four high school students graduate ready for college in all four core subjects (English, reading, math and science), which is why a third of students entering college have to take remedial courses.” (Broad Foundation/ACT – 2011)

– “Two-thirds of college professors report that what is taught in high school does not prepare students for college.” (Broad Foundation/Alliance for Excellent Education)

– “Less than half of American students – 46 percent – finish college.” (Broad Foundation/OECD – 2010)

– “More than 75 percent of employers report that new employees with four-year college degrees lacked “excellent” basic knowledge and applied skills.” (Broad Foundation)



Linking learning to real life is the future of education. Thank you for helping us to create it.

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WHY SHOULDN’T WE?
WHY SHOULDN’T WE?

WHY SHOULDN’T students be told how schoolwork is linked to life in the real world?

WHY SHOULDN’T graduates help to improve education by telling educators and students which knowledge helped them in life?

WHY SHOULDN’T employers analyze how they use schoolwork in their organizations and then tell educators and students (future employees) which knowledge and skills graduates need to work for their organizations?

WHY SHOULDN’T schools and colleges use information from graduates and employers to make education relevant to life?


There is simply no good reason why we should be satisfied with an education system in which students and their future employers merely hope that students are learning the knowledge and skills they need. Education is too important, too time-consuming and too expensive to merely rely on hope.


Linking learning to real life is the future of education. Thank you for helping us to create it.

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THE OPPORTUNITY
THE OPPORTUNITY
Schools and colleges have a mission to educate students and prepare them with the right knowledge and skills for success after graduation. Employers need students to graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed at available jobs. It seems that the interests of educators and employers are closely aligned. However, a “knowledge and skills gap” exists because there has been no easy way for employers to communicate their needs to schools, colleges, and students.

Tellusthepoint is seizing the opportunity to eliminate any gap between what students learn and what they need to know.

Innovative approaches to education and wide availability of communication technology are bringing us closer to the goal of preparing all students with the knowledge and skills they need when they graduate. Graduates and employers can make a lasting, positive impact on education and society simply by sharing via the internet how they have used schoolwork. Tellusthepoint exists to make linking learning to real life both a social and educational norm.

Linking learning to real life is the future of education. Thank you for helping us to create it.

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