FIX = Forward Innovation Xchange
“An innovation nation is a country that is committed to constantly reinventing the nature of its innovation capabilities to improve the lot of humanity” (Kao, 2007, p.14).
The United States is falling hard and fast beneath the learning curves of other nations, and our current schools are not preparing students with the necessary skills to face emerging market expansion, automation, and a more competitive global labor force. While older generations retire from a more comfortable life of abundance from the post-war boom, younger generations will inherit such predicaments as over-populated jails, poor health-care systems, oil dependency, overflowing landfills, aging infrastructure, and resource depletion. To remain competitive in a shifting global economy, our children must acquire the ability to innovate and the agility to reinvent a more promising future (Kao, 2007).