How about schools teach reading, writing, math, and science and leave all the
social programs to the parents?! I know it's a foreign idea, but how about
having schools focus on education, not on nurturing your child?!
The best way to encourage creativity in school is to get rid of all high stakes
end of level tests --- and the new computer adaptive - let's test all year
long - reformy corporate designed tests.The year that I taught a
group of students who had done criterion referenced tests every year of their
lives, I saw students who did not know how to be creative. They only wanted the
one right answer to anything. What a shame.And it's not the
educator's fault for pushing bad policies -- it's the business people
and legislatures. (see ALEC)
re: The Real Maverickor churches!?
Boy, sounds like schools must do everything!With everything that
schools do, who needs parents or families?
Unfortunately, Mr. Florez cited David Kelley as the inventor of the Apple mouse.
While that may be technically true for "Apple's mouse", Apple
stole the concept from Xerox who used Douglas Engelbart's mouse in the
Xerox's Alto computer. The Alto also had a form of windows (stolen by
Apple and Microsoft) and networking.The point is that Xerox
didn't know how to market what had been built in their research lab and
Apple didn't know how to invent. Steve Jobs said, "We have always been
shameless about stealing great ideas."Education is not about
stealing someone else's ideas. It is not about pretending that your idea
was the "original". It's not about taking credit for something that
someone else did.Yes, working together with a diversity of
experience may help you see things from another perspective, but it may also
lead you down a path that will take a lifetime to come back from. Knowing what to believe and what not to believe is the great secret of
education. My advisor at BYU gave me great advice. He simply instructed me to
learn how to learn.