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Schools Don't Educate... From a Public School Student

Our public school system is fundamentally incapable of education. As a public school student, I have been seeing this firsthand for about a decade and found that schooling and education are opposites. Education is pursuing a biological urge to learn and attaining as much experience as possible.

In school, the first thing that happens is total separation from the rest of the world. Then we are forced to memorize information in incredibly crude classes. Many of us are only marginally literate and couldn’t fill out a times table. The teaching methods have deliberately dumbed us down. We are taught reading, arithmetic, and history incorrectly. This is no accident.