I love this guest columnist’s thoughts from today’s New York Times. Education in America is at a crisis point. Some places get it right, while others simply warehouse kids until they reach 18-years-old.
And some people – like this writer - survive the system, and then flourish.
From Ta-Nehisi Coates’ column: “I can tell you everything that was wrong with my education — how cold pedagogy reduced the poetry of Macbeth to a wan hunt for hamartia, how the beautiful French language broke under rote vocabulary. But more than that, I can tell you what happens when education is decoupled from curiosity…”
The clock is ticking; we need to figure out how to inspire our children to learn about the world in which they live, not simply learn how to survive a broken system.
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