Remember what it was like back in grade school? You were told to stand in line and be quiet. Don’t color outside the lines. Don’t talk. Raise your hand. Sit still. Wait for the bell to ring. Sound familiar? Some of you performed brilliantly and the teachers loved you. And there are others, like me, well let’s just say we had to make some adjustments to get through. Now fast forward to today. Children are really being taught the same thing, the same rules. They are applauded for their effort rather than for achieving a result. They are instructed to sit in straight rows and obey instructions. There is even standardized testing
– not to help the students but to assure schools get all the federal funding they can get.
The mission in education for decades has been to create obedient, satisfied workers and pliant, eager consumers.
But that is bull!