Evidence of failing institutions is everywhere: the financial "crisis", for instance, our failing "health care" system, or our crumbling "education" system. These trends are symptomatic and evidence of how many institutions attempt to retain their relevance in the world with a command and control mindset established on 19th century paradigms in which much of the 20th century was spent perfecting. It is this "thinking" that rationalizes technology as a separate piece of the puzzle: a tool that is used to continue the old paradigm and values.
In truth technology is not a choice. It has created another world; a new environment that is rapidly undermining old ways and creating new paradigms. The solution to our many problems is to let go of the past and embrace this new world. The video below addresses how this relates to the education system.