rules and regulations curb intelligence and create a lowest common denominator,
the worst case situation arises in that the ability to regurge (itate) is valued over actual intelligence, and those administering statistics cannot tell the diffy
Plato’s republic is the best model of education I have learned about :
everyone is taught to read and write, and after this, the children are supervised to see what their natural talents and interests are, and then shuffled into specialized schools to become apprentices so they may spend all of their education only learning what they need to excell in ,
(and while we’re at it, in a utopian world, how to love and enter a state of divine peace , which can be sustained all day long, rather than to compete and fight and one-up every-one to succede )
(i don’t think Plato advises that one but that’s fine )
although our system is fine for now, because home-schooling is permitted, and we are a free enough nation to revise our flaws,
when i went to school i loved to learn, but this made me a target for those who did not, and they greatly harmed me with their judgments (though not physically) and curbed my enthusiasm ,
a teacher has an obligation to make sure that he can connect to every single student and peak their interest,
learning and fun must be equal, because when we study what we are naturally interseted in, we always have fun.
and again, standardized testing and mandatory competition through grades harms this process
this little boy i helped with math was perfectly good at it, but his self - esteem was so low he thought something was wrong with him, and so he put up the “i hate this i want to play” mask,
i payed very simple even modest attention to him and showed him the tricks i knew, and this love ,
changed him immediately
in a class of 30 ? how can this be done ?