How different are most peoples experience of education, life and work?
It feels like the purpose of education and work today is to expand to the limit a persons capacity, to be more efficient, to maximise profits, to ignore meaning or truth and to save the evenings & weekends for enjoyment and a hell of a lot of email checking.
I admit, that's a pretty simplistic view/rant but it doesn't feel that far from the truth. I'm not attacking teachers in anyway, I'm attacking successive governments inability to completely redesign the things children do that prepares them for life.
Taken from the introduction in How Children Fail by John Holt.