Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Educating the Fool out of Kids


Ironically, the link to this lecture came to me via a student. For years, I've been aware that the public educational system that I'm a part of is a large machine pumping out consumers--our high schools look like factories and we create citizens in assembly-line fashion (shove some Math in, next station is English and so on).

This lecturer describes it in as strip-mining our students...stripping them of creativity and the very faculties needed to solve the problems of our generation and, more importantly, those of the next generation.