A while back I started writing an opinion piece regarding education… I never quite finished it. My overall point in the piece was that our current education system is so ineffective that it literally makes our children less intelligent when it comes to their ability to learn and retain useful information. Moreover, it creates an environment in which it becomes practically impossible for a child to discover their passion in a manner that is healthy or conducive for expansion of that passion.
Please watch this video, as Sir Ken Robinson does an exceptionally great job of making a similar point… albeit in a way far superior to my stream of conscious rantings.
- David Gurteen: Book: The Element by Ken Robinson (gurteen.com)
- Scrap Our Education System (on-purpose.blogspot.com)
- “My pick for video of the week: Thoughts on education from Sir Ken Robinson” and related posts (whyhomeschool.blogspot.com)