Instead of instilling a love of learning and a sense of wonder in our kids, we are dropping a bucket of knowledge on them and imploring them to remember all of it or else. Then we are asking them why they can’t remember any of it. We are asking them why they are still struggling to catch up. We are asking them why they are still on their knees, picking up pieces from the bucket.
I love this post for it’s precise advice from Louis C.K. on “how-to” change the education system. To stop. We don’t have to do anything we don’t want, and if the learning environment has become a source of sadness, then we need to stop using it. The article points to a mind set that we’ve harbored for many years; that we need to live according to “experts”, the we aren’t knowledgable enough. Having compulsory education is the perfect example of how we’re expected to conform to “expert” agendas. Enough of that. Collectively parents and teachers can make change, we can choose our way, the best way for our children without the “experts” telling us how to do it.