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Why Dividing Us by Age in School Doesn’t Make Sense

“Students are educated in batches, according to age, as if the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture.”

"We all know that what you learn out of curiosity and interest sticks with you forever, while what you study out of threat of punishment will fade away very soon after the test is passed."

"Also, in the real world we all have to be interacting with people of different ages at the same time. Throughout life, the years spent in traditional school are the only ones where we are segregated by age: as adults, we encounter and have to interact with people both older and younger than we are. Why do we create a fake world for our children?"