03 August 2011

A pair of thoughts on why

Education is not about education

Sleep matters not As part of the long-running quest I've had to abolish daylight savings time changes, one possible aid is to push the start of the school back to a normal time, especially for teens (where it would also lower the crime rate, particularly in poorer urban areas). But since education isn't about encouraging learning, and is more about creating docile students who would become docile workers...

we should expect teachers to act like tyrants, behaving with the same arbitrary distinctions that employers do. And this is pretty much what they've done for decades. The same concerns about educational systems and its direction were a common thread for Russell.

"We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought."
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