Below is a newly-released video of his recent conversation at Penn State, which centers on how the linear-based model of education is "underestimating" the potential of our students to the point that they are just tuning out. As always, Sir Ken has a way with words:
"People imagine that life is linear. . . that you can plan it all out. And one of the problems is that there are education systems based on that principle . . ."
"Policy-makers -- some of them - confuse improving education with bailing out the motor industry . . . There's a difference between cars and kids. Cars don't have thoughts about how they are being "produced" . . . and kids do."
" . . . and if you treat them (kids) like inanimate objects, you know what happens, they turn off".
"Children are being medicated to keep with the program".
And a slam-dunk:
For link to Sir Ken's TED video, click HERE, "Are Schools Killing Creativity?" and HERE, "Mike Huckabee: Kids Leave School Not Because They Are Dumb But Because They Are Bored."18:30: "The Problem is in order to get through this culture of standardized testing, we are standardizing our children to make them 'fit the test'."
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