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In his paper on education, Paul Hillsdon, who was a 16 year old student when he wrote it, provides a powerful critique of education based on his experience of schooling.
He is particularly critical of these three elements: grades, bureaucracy and students.
Paul argues that grades are where we go wrong. The moment students start to focus on getting grades that’s it, the grades become the focus rather than teaching and raising of a capable child.
As schools have grown as organisations so has the bureaucracy that surrounds them. By looking inwards at the way the schools are run and organized, so focus has shifted away from the needs of the student.
Children now have grown up with technology. They are not the children the education system has been designed for.
So what’s the solution?
These are just some of the areas Paul covers in his paper, which is available to download here.
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