by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
“After a long life, and thirty years in the public school trenches. I’ve concluded that genius is as common as dirt. We suppress genius because we haven’t yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Let them manage themselves.” – John Taylor Gatto, author of Weapons of Mass Instruction
In a world that seems to change with each fallen grain of sand, America’s stagnant educational system is more than just a squirmy swampland of lead balloons.
It’s repressive and counterproductive to real education. It stifles natural curiosity and creativity, sometimes even stomping them both out completely.
Few could, with a straight face, make the case that our current education system can be even remotely considered “successful.” It is, without mincing words, rotten to the (common) core.