The Importance Of Schools Kill Creativity

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As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? An actor? An artist? A writer? Many people want to be these things when they grow up. However, so many of us don’t become these things. We go to school and our told that things like math and science are the fundamentals of life. That E=mc squared is one of the most important things to learn in your life. But what does any of that mean to an artist, an actor, a writer? Nothing. Schools beat it into our heads nonetheless. Schools kill creativity.
Schools kill creativity in a multitude of ways. One of the most prominent ways of doing that is problem solving. Imagine you’re in a classroom, doing a math problem. You don’t understand the way to solve it, so you mess around a little bit and find
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Now first off, intelligence is a broad, and a narrow term at the same time. It depends on who you ask. I personally measure intelligence as one’s ability to do many things with speed and efficiency, not being extremely good at one thing, but moderate at many. But intelligence is measured by schools as how well a student does in their classes. Students who excel in things like math and science tend to be perceived as smarter by not only the school, but also their peers. However that student may not know anything about farming. So if that student is dropped off on a farm, he won’t be able to do anything, and will be seen as unintelligible compared to the other farm hands. This comes from standardized testing, the absolute worst way to measure a student 's intelligence and progress. Let me state a hypothetical. In the wild a tiger, elephant, monkey, kangaroo and a fish are all being tested. The teacher says that he shall give everyone the same test for fairness. The test is to climb a tree. Now, who do you think passed? The monkey. The other animals are left behind and deemed to have “learning …show more content…
This was because she was loud and couldn’t stay still in class. For about 6 months they tried giving her a gluten free diet and giving her extra work to sharpen her skills in the classroom. None of this worked. Recently however, she has started playing soccer. This has allowed her to get that energy out, be healthy, and have more to do other than school work. Her grades have improved as well. So did she have a learning disability? No, she just wasn’t good at what the school wanted her to be at. When she starts falling behind on work though, and she starts failing a class however, soccer will be taken away from her. This makes little to no sense. A professional soccer player doesn’t get taken out of a game for some reason that has nothing to do with their career. I’m not saying she’ll be a professional player someday, but this is flat out illogical and backwards

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