Yeah, you know it. “We don’t need no education…. we don’t need no thought control…”
They had it right, didn’t they? Images of the school as sausage factory; conformity-creating school houses…. that’s still the status quo. That has to change. This is what “changing the education conversation” means.. it means getting away from the stale system that is in need of serious ground-up reform.
“No dark sarcasm in the classroom…. hey! teacher! leave them kids alone!”…. yes, change this. Let’s bring respect into the classroom. Let’s keep teachers away from children who do not respect them. Sadly, this is more than a small minority. And it goes unnoticed and unidentified. Many teachers out there aren’t even aware that some of their style is disrespectful.
Let’s turn education into thought, not thought-control.