CNN.com summarizes a cover story appearing in Time magazine this week on “How to bring schools into the 21st century.” The summary of the article explains that today’s students aren’t exactly “frozen in time,” but they do spend much of their time in school much in the same way their grandparents did: sitting in rows, listening to lectures, taking notes by hand, and reading from texts that are out-of-date the minute they are printed. The Time article examines the lack of a public conversation about education, more specifically a focus on what it will take to build a student who can eventually compete in the global economy. This conversation will decide if our children get left behind in the global competition because they can’t reason their way through abstract problems, work within the confines of a team, use languages other than English, or be able to discern between good information and bad…