I concur. In fact, when I submitted my application for the Missouri Teacher of the Year in 2004, I stated as much. Recently, in my application for a four-day residency scholarship to George Washington's Mount Vernon, I reworded my statement.
When my teacher-peers curiously peek through the window or observe my class at work, they realize life is not divided into isolated topics, changing every 20 minutes and breaking on a regular schedule. Life is multi-dimensional and transcendent. When we surround ourselves with exciting, real-life situations, we shatter the traditional mold of school. We time travel!
Wagner and Dintersmith say this:
Our choice is stark. We can continue training kids to be proficient at low-level routine tasks and to memorize content they won't remember on topics they'll never use. Or we can embrace the reality that much of what school is about today can be "outsourced" to a smartphone, freeing up time for kids to improve in challenges...
So here's the beautiful list. It's not Common Core; it's more along the lines of common sense.
Learning how to learn
[Y]ou produce disengaged kids doing the most mind-numbing of tasks, rather than developing the skills they'll need to take on life's biggest challenges.