Studies show that when children are young, they tend to like school. Kids that age are curious, creative and engaged. By the time the same children are 17, they have changed. As a rule, they aren’t particularly curious about the subjects schools present, they don’t consider themselves creative and many certainly aren’t engaged. Why?

As a life-long teacher and learner, I have my theories. Do I dare suggest that high schools reward those who are compliant and good at memorizing and punish those who aren’t? Go rent “Joe vs. the Volcano” and watch the factory scenes. If you ask me, that’s how kids see high school.

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