Do Schools Kill Creativity?
All kids have tremendous talents and we squander them, ruthlessly.
We should treat creativity with the same status as we do literacy.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. By organizing education so the worse thing is to be wrong, we are educating people out of their creative capacities.
The arts are at the bottom of the academic value system.
Our task is to educate a child's whole being.
These are some of the claims Ken Robinson makes in this TED talk. I tend to agree with him. But you probably guessed that a long time ago.