A Twitter thread by Siddha Performance.

School: A House of Mediocrity

Content: wholly irrelevant

Time: a tyrannical overtaking of a human's time, virtually assuring mediocrity in all pursuits

Social: most negative social influences have their origin in school.

School is a sanctified concept all around the world

Children who have real talents (proficiency in test taking is not a real talent) are asked to forego them in order to study and get good grades

Budding Picasso's and Jordan's are turned into factory workers

School is an enormous convenience for working parents

It is a warehouse for academics who would struggle in the private sector

It is a parallel universe that suits its own end

It charges hundreds of thousands for that which can be had for free with an internet connection

School is the ultimate example of the power of societal conditioning

Make something sacred, and one can get away with anything

Ask any teacher who is willing to speak the truth:

"What can you possibly teach me that will benefit me in the real world, and that I cannot learn online, for free?"

True education occurs on the pavement, rather than the blackboard

Humans do not learn via classroom settings

Particularly not those things which add almost zero value to their lives

Proponents of school hide behind lofty phrases that incite fear in the uninitiated

"Don't you want your child to have an education?"

"Do you not wish to be educated?"

Have a look at the syllabus and the social environment

And one quickly recognizes what "being educated" means

Apprenticeship is education

Jumping into the deep end and learning how to swim with water rising above your head is education

Learning the nature of human beings is education

Seeing patterns that others have not seen is education

Every child who seeks to achieve something in his life

Must learn at a young age what he naturally gravitates toward, and what talents he has been given

Then every egg that he has, and a few from the neighbor, must be placed in one basket

To be continued . . .