Smart British Guy Thinks Schools Kill Creativity

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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes — including speakers such as Jill Bolte Taylor, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, Al Gore and… Read More

Why I Hate School But Love Education

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As the cyclical and seemingly never ending debate about education rages on, the topic – somewhat ironically, often poses more questions than it provides answers. But what is the value of mainstream schooling? Why is it that some of the most high profile and successful figures within the Western world openly admit to never having completed any form of higher learning? Paying homage to Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion but Love… Read More

Can Obama Make College Tuition Affordable?

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — President Barack Obama says colleges and universities must be held accountable for the rising cost of higher education. Speaking at the University of Michigan, Obama says the government cannot just keep subsidizing student aid. He says every college and university must help make sure every American can afford a world class higher education. Obama wants to shift some federal funds away from colleges and universities that don’t control… Read More