Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?
Nicely written piece on the priorities of our school system vs. what we would need to do to reverse the decline of creativity in children.
"Creativity is based on thinking unconventionally, having time to daydream or simply reflect, understanding that there is no single right answer, and appreciating and valuing failure. All of these experiences run counter to whatâs measured, and thus valued, in the public school system...Because of the emphasis on maintaining order in a compulsory school environment, teachers are compelled to adopt policies that adhere to the rigid requirements of the institution."
This and other factors contribute to our current state where "only 5 percent of high school seniors believe they are creative."