“We kill, not only [ children’s ] curiosity, but their feeling that it is a good and admirable thing to be curious, so that by the age of ten most of them will not ask questions, and will show a good deal of scorn for the few who do.” (John Holt, How Children Fail)
“Our ‘Tell’em-and-test’em’ way of teaching leaves most students increasingly confused, aware that their academic success rests on shaky foundations, and convinced that school is mainly a place where you follow meaningless procedures to get meaningless answers to meaningless questions…” (John Holt, How Children Fail)
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