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In perusing the internet, talking to colleagues, and sharing information from within the teaching and coaching profession, I come across interesting bits and pieces of information that force reflection.

One such piece was recently emailed to me by a colleague, and it is one I have seen circulate on the Internet from several different sources.

It is claimed by some to be a piece from a speech Bill Gates gave to a group of high school students.

However, it actually comes from the teachings of Charles J. Sykes, author of “Dumbing Down our Kids” and “50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School.”

Most discussions using this information list 11 things that kids won’t learn in school and are directed toward high school and college-age students.

Actually, the original list contains 14, with the last 3 usually omitted. I will provide the complete list of 14 in this blog.

There are probably many who have seen this list before; those that have might wonder why I am taking the time to post a blog regarding them on a youth sports blog/website.

However, as I take time to read through the list of items, ...

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