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TED Talk: Sir Kenneth Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? - Blog.DanYork.com
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TED Talk: Sir Kenneth Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Some day, when I have that mythical thing called "free time", there's a part of me that would like to do more writing about what I see as challenges with the current direction of public education here in the USA. My parents both worked in the public education system, as did my wife's, and 20 years ago I went to college/university with the idea that I wanted to teach in the public schools. I went as far as entering into the Masters in Education program before life took other turns (and I actually wound up teach adults through corporate IT training). I love to teach and could easily see myself going back that route at some point in my life.

And yet with all that public school background and intent, here I am sending my daughter to a private school.....

.... why did I lose my faith in the direction of our education system? That's the subject for another blog post some day.... suffice it to say that it has a whole lot to do with the current US administration and its "All Children Left Behind" policy...

... in the meantime, this talk at the TED conference by Sir Kenneth Robinson back in 2006 is definitely worth a listen:

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