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December School Board Meetings — Week 2

The Kansas State Board of Education and 19 local school boards met during the second week of December. Kansas State Board of Education Highlights: Heard a report about how the state sets academic standards for student standardized tests. Considered allowing student participation in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) to satisfy the state’s physical … Continue reading

Is it possible to teach attitudes? — Part 12 of Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?)

by Seth Godin If you missed Part 11, click HERE. 12. Is it possible to teach attitudes? The notion that an organization could teach anything at all is a relatively new one. Traditionally, society assumed that artists, singers, artisans, writers, scientists, and alchemists would find their calling, then find a mentor, and then learn their craft. It … Continue reading

To efficiently run a school, amplify fear (and destroy passion) — Part 11 of Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?)

by Seth Godin If you missed Part 10, click HERE. 11. To efficiently run a school, amplify fear (and destroy passion) School’s industrial, scaled-up, measurable structure means that fear must be used to keep the masses in line. There’s no other way to get hundreds or thousands of kids to comply, to process that many … Continue reading

Frederick J. Kelly and your nightmares — Part 10 of Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?)

by Seth Godin If you missed Part 9, click HERE. 10. Frederick J. Kelly and your nightmares In 1914, a professor in Kansas invented the multiple-choice test. Yes, it’s less than a hundred years old. There was an emergency on. World War I was ramping up, hundreds of thousands of new immigrants needed to be … Continue reading

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