‘I Hate School’ Extreme Edition What ‘School Refusal’ Means and How to Fix It
This is more of a brain dump post – so I can go back and process this chain of thought later…
This morning, I found and article in the WSJ called ‘I Hate School’ Extreme Edition – What ‘School Refusal’ Means and How to Fix It, then a commenter posted a link to a post by Peter Gray called “Why Don’t Students Like School?” Well, Duhhhh… Children don’t like school because they love freedom.
In that article, another post of his is referenced called, Why Schools Are What They Are II: Forces Against Fundamental Change Why educational reform must occur outside the school system.
Some big themes in each of the articles pop out at me with regard to the problem with kids wanting to go to school: engagement with things that interest them, lack of time to explore their own interests, the whole ‘school is prison’ thing, helicopter parents, bullying… etc.
Again – a big bucket of things to think about as we look at trying to reform the education system