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The Economist wonders if the future of education lies in video games. The article profiles Quest to Learn, a new school in New York that will teach exclusively with video games. At Quest to Learn, “children learn by doing — and do so in a way that tears up the usual subject-based curriculum altogether.” This fall, for example, students will spend time as ancient Spartans and learn about history, geography, and public policy. Later in the day they might act as scientists devising a pathway for a light beam, learning about math, optics, creative thinking, and teamwork. No mention of the recess curriculum. [%comments]