Monday, January 10, 2005

It's strange, really.

Have you ever considered how narrowly most people today define "education"?

It starts when you're five and ends when you're eighteen. You go to the same local building for six hours a day, 180 days out of a year, sometimes for several years in a row. You sit with the same group of people, all your same age, in rows, behind wooden desks. You answer to bells and line up in lines. Your activity is defined by 15-, 30-, or 50-minute periods. If your building is one of the "safe" ones, you see the world through a chain-link fence. When your daily routine ends, you file onto a bus with everyone else and make the same trip home every day.

Is it just me, or is that bizarre?


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