I remember when our daughter was at senior school, we went for parents' day to collect her report and the English teacher was concerned. He sat us down and told us that our daughter was struggling because (wait for it...) - she thought too much. I was gobsmacked. For him, she needed to chill with the brain cells if she ever had a chance of passing. I think now, if I had to do the raising of kids all over again, I'd home school my children. The mental boxing that takes place on a daily basis in our schools is nearly criminal. I don't think I could allow it now, now that I know better.
Why do I say that? Because from day one our educational system does everything it can to stop a child from being creative. From standard one the process begins, the process of panel ... [view whole blog post ]