Kerry McDonald – Today, children are being diagnosed with, and often medicated for, ADHD at an astonishing rate.
Peter Gray Ph.D. – There’s a reason kids are more anxious and depressed than ever.
Gustavo Tanaka – Most of us haven’t quite realized there are something extraordinary things happening.
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With the foundational goals of happiness, confidence, safety, and encouraging children to seek out their own passion, I think it is time that we look at what we should remove from public school philosophy, so that we prepare our children better for the real world that awaits beyond the orchestrated schoolyard experience.
Very little about being confined in school resembles the “real world”. Why not get children out in it as soon as possible? Mechanics, plumbers, electricians, contractors, computer programmers, and even artists are all people that have a wealth of knowledge to offer, yet it seems as though what they do or what they have to offer counts for very little.
For future generations to learn what society has become, why we have the problems we do in the world, and why adults never progress beyond many of their mistakes, it will be necessary to move out of the current educational paradigm and into a new one. This will involve a systematic deprogramming and deschooling of all children in developed nations.