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 . . .