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From the Ted Talk by Sal Khan: Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores

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And this isn't even just a "nice to have." I think it's a social imperative. We're exiting what you could call the industrial age and we're going into this information rieultvoon. And it's clear that some things are happening. In the industrial age, society was a pimayrd. At the base of the pyramid, you needed human labor. In the middle of the pyramid, you had an information processing, a buauarreccy clsas, and at the top of the pyramid, you had your owners of capital and your entrepreneurs and your creative class. But we know what's happening already, as we go into this iraomfniotn revolution. The bottom of that pyramid, automation, is going to take over. Even that middle tier, information processing, that's what computers are good at.

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And this isn't even just a "nice to have." I think it's a social imperative. We're exiting what you could call the industrial age and we're going into this information __________. And it's clear that some things are happening. In the industrial age, society was a _______. At the base of the pyramid, you needed human labor. In the middle of the pyramid, you had an information processing, a ___________ _____, and at the top of the pyramid, you had your owners of capital and your entrepreneurs and your creative class. But we know what's happening already, as we go into this ___________ revolution. The bottom of that pyramid, automation, is going to take over. Even that middle tier, information processing, that's what computers are good at.

Solution

  1. revolution
  2. pyramid
  3. class
  4. bureaucracy
  5. information

Original Text

And this isn't even just a "nice to have." I think it's a social imperative. We're exiting what you could call the industrial age and we're going into this information revolution. And it's clear that some things are happening. In the industrial age, society was a pyramid. At the base of the pyramid, you needed human labor. In the middle of the pyramid, you had an information processing, a bureaucracy class, and at the top of the pyramid, you had your owners of capital and your entrepreneurs and your creative class. But we know what's happening already, as we go into this information revolution. The bottom of that pyramid, automation, is going to take over. Even that middle tier, information processing, that's what computers are good at.

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Important Words

  1. age
  2. automation
  3. base
  4. bottom
  5. bureaucracy
  6. call
  7. capital
  8. class
  9. clear
  10. computers
  11. creative
  12. entrepreneurs
  13. exiting
  14. good
  15. happening
  16. human
  17. imperative
  18. industrial
  19. information
  20. labor
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  24. processing
  25. pyramid
  26. revolution
  27. social
  28. society
  29. tier
  30. top