• Posted 05/07/2019 8:25pm

It’s Time to Blow Up The Public School System

This is not my own writing but I wanted to post it as it is one of the most provocative pieces of writing which makes me think deeper than what I have.  I hope you get something out of it.

It’s Time to Blow Up The Public School System

Why we need radical transformation in our quest to educate the next generation

Here’s a provocative question for you: Is school necessary?

Chances are the answer to that question was a nearly automatic “yes”. However, it’s clearly too big of a question and requires the examination of too many assumptions to answer that quickly, so chances are you did what humans always do when faced with a question too big for the moment.

You substituted a similar (but easier) question and then answered that one instead: Is it a good idea to educate our young people? Yes.

Having settled on that sound conclusion, you probably want to point out the fact that the education of young people is the primary point of school.

Is it really, though?

https://medium.com/@thematthewkent/its-time-to-blow-up-the-public-school-system-9e46aac684d2

Thanks, Tala

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