Where Creativity Goes to Die

The first place is school, according to an article in Slate:

Studies show that teachers overwhelmingly discriminate against creative students, favoring their satisfier classmates who more readily follow directions and do what they’re told.

I’ve long argued that schools reward conformity much more than independent thinking, which hasn’t made me very popular with most of my teacher friends (and colleagues).

This is my daughter being creative - which I, being a teacher, completely disapproved of.

This is my daughter being creative – which I, being a teacher, completely disapproved of.


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