“[W]e didn’t subject our most highly paid professionals [doctors, lawyers, etc] to international competition in the same way as manufacturing workers. In fact in some ways we increased their protection. This matters because the inequality resulting from globalization was by design, not an accidental outcome.”
“We all know that robots are making it impossible for people without a college degree to get jobs. That’s a basic fact about the economy known to all right-thinking people. And, just like most of the other “facts” about the economy known by right-thinking people, it happens not to be true.”
Data Refuses to Cooperate with Mainstream Education Story
Sunday, 08 March 2015 07:52
“If I were in my teens today, Zuck would not be my role model.
You know who would be my role model? Banksy!”
“We are inspired by the way kindergarten students learn through a spiraling process in which they imagine what they want to do, create a project based on their ideas, play with their creations, share their ideas and creations with others, and reflect on their experiences – all of which leads them to imagine new ideas and new projects.”
From: A case for life-long kindergarten, Mitch Resnick
Sounds like Sudbury Valley School, except that it *is* that way for all ages.
Every day is show-and-tell day at SVS (or not)
“Schools should be on the edge of chaos”
from SchoolsForTomorrow: Session 3 – The Students
All I Really Need to Know (About Creative Thinking) I Learned (By Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten
“I’ve never watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but the idea that high school is a portal to hell seems pretty realistic to me.” –Peter Buck, R.E.M.
from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody_Hurts (Every Body Hurts by REM)
OK, so I appreciate that many HS experiences are less than ideal shall we say, and I understand part of this is brain development and hormones and such, but I think very often (95%?) it is largely institutional. Instead, people look back at their HS days and often blame themselves and/or think “well, that’s just the way it is”. Kids are actual people. But schools do not treat kids like actual full human beings who want autonomy, freedom, responsibility, etc, etc. It should not be so. And it is not so at Sudbury Valley School.
But hey, he can write a song if he wants to. I will report back once our kids are teenagers (at their school Sudbury Valley School http://sudval.org/) but seems like there is absolutely no reason why most teenagers can’t be perfectly happy too.
UPDATE: SEE ALSO:
SVS: Where does happiness come from?
1.9 stars. Typical 1-star review excerpt: “I’d like to discuss this matter with the numb-skull who though that it would be more friendly to the polar bears to pour gas all over oneself rather than venting the can as it has been done for years…through a vent hole.” LINK
So stick with the vent hole method if possible! 1 spill is worth 1000 ventings. Go with the ventings.