A twist on that analogy is the need for better bridges between schools and the communities they serve.
While each academic discipline is important, graduates will grasp the idea that problem solving is usually associated with a complex and interactive system. Solving problems requires collaborative skills that allows all disciplines to work in concert.
Creating a new learning infrastructure will mean a dramatic change in the way we think about teachers and teaching, schools and districts.
In education the disconnect between curriculum experts and classroom teachers is only part of the problem. Too often the curriculum experts are authors of textbooks and other instructional materials touted as cutting edge.