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Unlearning the Rules of School

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

"We entered school as question marks, but graduated as periods."

- Dr. John Holt, educator

We all started out creative. Remember the sand box, with your bare toes and your plastic bucket?


Ask children in kindergarten if they like to sing, dance, or draw. All hands go up. Ask a group of adults and only about 15 percent of the hands go up. Then someone will ask, "What kind of dancing?" or "Can I have two beers first?"

What happened in the years between kindergarte

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