I shudder to think. This notion came to mind as I watched this video, Do Schools Kill Creativity, delivered by Sir Ken Robinson at a TED Conference in Monterey, CA. where he again raises the concern that our educational system is about the business of educating people out of their creativity. Over the years, I’ve inspired many a catatonic state as I slogged through the cannon of American Literature with the ferocity of conviction of Jonathan Edwards.
“Students in the Hands of a Zealous Teacher.”
Aye, but there’s the rub. On the one hand, educators are accountable to bureaucratic reporting structures that demand accountability to standards that are not about building creative capital, while that is precisely what we all need as we manage change and create the future. This tension bespeaks the need for leapfrogging.