Robinson goes on to talk about what business leaders desire when it comes to human resources. They "urgently need: people who are literate, numerate, who can analyze information and ideas; who can generate new ideas of their own and help to implement them; who can communicate clearly and work well with other people." To be honest I am not so sure that is what we always assess (PASS, MAP, etc...). The good news is that the common core standards and assessment (Smarter Balance) seem to be heading in the right direction.
Robinson states that parents want children who can be economically independent. They want an education system that will identify their child's unique talents and to lead a life that has meaning and purpose. Does our current education system support such an effort? If you get a chance, watch this video of Cain's Arcade. This is a great example of how to tap into a "child's" passion and inspire him to become or accomplish something great.