Its true that schools teach compliance. But his solution is so vague, that its ends up dumbing kids down. for instance, he is absolutely wrong on memorization. It is essential to have facts in your brain, so you can relate them, and use them in building arguments.
Sure standardized tests stink, but compared to subjective judgements of teachers, they at least provide some objectivity. regardless someone will judge you and your work. Has he really examined computer graded essays ? ? there are serious flaws.
Who are these great supportive teachers, that can help kids create interesting things ? And when they can't do that, will they create a generation of even more compliant, dumbed down kids that are told they are artists, and they are really creating crap.
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