Thursday, February 16, 2012

School As Experienced by [Too Many] Young Children

My sister just sent me this little funny -- I don't know who wrote it -- but it resonates with me because all too often kids experience school not as a place that cultivates creativity, imagination and interest in our endlessly fascinating world, but as a place where they are required to conform, sit silently and listen to others tell them about subjects in the curriculum.

A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!' 

Not so funny, really.