I know all too well what it's like to be intelligent yet fail in school & live my life feeling like I'm stupid. I imagine that as long as the education system continues to make a certain percentage of people feel good about themselves based on comparison to the others, this will just continue. Am looking forward to the day when learning styles and interests are diagnosed, and children are put in schools or classes that cater to both.
H. L. Mencken - The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all: it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. #quotations #quotes
It kills me that standardized tests exist, period. Those tests taught me nothing (other than to fear taking tests). Everyone is different. Everyone learns differently. Standardized tests are a waste of money, time, resources, and students' true potential.