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Mullings on teaching, learning, schooling, society, ecology, systems, spirituality, connections…

What do Schools Teach Children?

| August 3, 2016

Paul Birtwell posted a graphic that listed the following criteria of schooling: What does school really teach children? Truth comes from authority. Intelligence is the ability to remember and repeat. Accurate memory and repetition are rewarded. Non-compliance is punished. Conform intellectually and socially. … Yep… and it’s been this way for a long, long time. […]

Corporate Schooling, Not Public Schooling

| June 11, 2011

I was listening to NPR earlier this week (but I usually have trouble listening for very long, since they really should be NCR or National Corporate Radio, but that’s another story). One of the (non-)advertisements was about the Broad Foundation and their program of recruiting corporate CEO’s to become school superintendents. I was flabbergasted. How […]