Friday, December 16, 2005

Kids as Status Objects

You too can raise children whose academic performance is as high as that of Asians!
Again, I'm just not seeing this major difference with my students- they all work at about the same level.

And, good Lord, am I ever sick of talking about "levels" and "marks" and "grades"!

This quarterly review mentality is a sickness.

Imagine an entire generation of children who will grow up with a bottom line mentality.

Imagine an entire generation that will learn that life is suffering, learning is suffering and that the only measure of your worth is a mark on a piece of paper.

Mark my words- the next generation of brilliant writers, authors, and thinkers will be people that have dropped out of school and escaped the Bottom Line Regime.

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