Monday, April 25, 2011

Why Our Education System is Fundamentally Flawed

After recording these things, I started thinking about our education philosophy in contrast to that of the Tiger Mother and traditional Asian education. Unlike the Asian approach where their education and society are completely compatible, kids rejection of our tacit educational philosophy and thus falling through the cracks is a direct side-effect of our individualist culture. If we encourage kids to be themselves and find their own voice, while deifying inventors and innovators who toiled for long hours in some closed room to achieve something great. When we worship one thing, and then try to teach our kids as though they were another thing, we're destined for problems and failed kids.

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