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Schooled and unschooled education

It is difficult now to challenge the school as a system because we are so used to it. Our industrial categories tend to define results as products of specialized institutions and instruments, Armies produce defence for countries. Churches procure salvation … Continue reading

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Einstein on his school experience

One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful … Continue reading

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JEE and school system

“The old JEE (is?) destroying school system, leading to rampant coaching industry, biased in favour of urban areas and boys.” “IITs cannot pursue excellence at the cost of the school system. They must also have a stake in Board exams.” … Continue reading

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Alternative to School?

‘Now that I saw the true power of education, there is no turning back. It’s like a drug. I won’t be able to teach 200 students again, in a conventional classroom setting.’ Thrun on reasons starting a new venture for … Continue reading

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If sharks were people…

This is how one of the most subversive books School is Dead by Everett Reimer opens. ‘If sharks were people,’ his landlady’s little daughter asked Mr. K, ‘would they be nicer to the little fish?’ ‘Of course,’ he said, ‘if … Continue reading

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