Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Quotes from the speech:

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”

“My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”

“Suddenly degrees aren’t worth anything. Isn’t that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn’t have a job it’s because you didn’t want one.”

Personally, I don’t see the importance of a degree now or when Ken was a student. I did find his remark about the inflated education system interesting though. I hadn’t thought much about how degrees are worth less than they once were.

I do like the main point he makes in this speech. Creativity is important and I do believe the public school systems are forcing creativity out of children. They’re fitting children into a mold, and in a mold there’s no room for creativity.

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