Monday, May 21, 2012

“You will be rewarded for your subordination”

I don’t agree with the idea that children are essentially cannon fodder in the War to Maintain American Global Competitiveness, and that our schools should be designed accordingly. But even if I did, I’d worry about whether today’s schools are really promoting the kind of thinking that will serve our economy – or our kids – in the future. In that spirit, from Forbes Magazine, here are “Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught in School.” A taste:
6. Behaving yourself is as important as getting good marks. Whistle-blowing, questioning the status quo, and thinking your own thoughts are no-nos. Be quiet and get back on the assembly line.
Read the whole piece.

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