A quote from Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, caught my eye this week:
I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’ And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two — because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time. … [I]n our retail business, we know that customers want low prices, and I know that’s going to be true 10 years from now. They want fast delivery; they want vast selection. … When you have something that you know is true, even over the long term, you can afford to put a lot of energy into it. (See more at Passive Voice blog.)
Now change the focus from business to education.
What is true in education today that will be true tomorrow?
What are those things?
You can build your education policy and education strategy around the things that are stable in time.