Food for thought

Union LeaderBoys today aren’t fundamentally different than the boys of 150 years ago. Yet today, they’re confined to classrooms, expected to remain still for the majority of the day, and barely allowed to tackle meaningful labor or the real world until they reach the magical age of 18. Is it any wonder our boys are struggling?

I don't usually have much to say about education, but I think this deserves pointing out. Our educational system and culture of helicopter parenting is doing a lot of damage, and we're not going to see the results for years to come. It's been quite a while since I was in school, and things seem to have only gotten worse since then; I remember struggling with similar issues myself and I can't imagine how much harder it must be now.

Solutions? None, really; other than making it economically feasible for schools to experiment and parents to choose which schools to send their children to. The state-supported near-monopoly on education must be broken.

This entry was published Fri Feb 27 11:01:31 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-02-27 11:01:31.0. [Tweet]

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