Oh my eye Betty Martin! Aren’t I glad it isn’t me that’s going to school! It looks just like a prison.
Accountability makes no sense when it undermines the larger goals of education.
I think one of the problems [with raising intelligent children in modern society] is compulsory schooling…and that children are sitting there, and they are taught and told what to believe; they are passive from the very beginning – and one must be very, very aggressive intellectually to have a high IQ … the child is taught. Right from the beginning, it’s a passive process. He or she sits there, and they simply try to believe everything they’re told?
It would be better to have no school at all than the schools we now have. Encouraged, instead of frightened, children could learn several languages before reaching age of four, at that age engaging in the invention of their own languages. Play’d be play instead of being, as now, release of repressed anger.
The purpose of school should not be to prepare students for more school. We should be seeking to have fully engaged students now.