/March 2, 2012 by Emi Day The independence and social skills American children develop give them a huge advantage when they join the workforce. They learn to experiment, challenge norms, and take risks. They can think for themselves, and they can innovate. This is why America remains the world leader in innovation; why Chinese and Indians invest their life savings to send their children to expensive U.S. schools when they can. — a quote by Vivek Wadhwa cited in Yong Zhao’s vision of an educational system based on entrepreneurship, creativity, and global relationships. Keep your heads up, American educators!