Thursday, June 19, 2014

How schools are failing

"The only way you can invent tomorrow is if you break out of the enclosure that the school system has provided for you by the exams written by people who are trained in another generation".
"The system of education rewards high GPAs, but the system of life rewards tenacity, rewards your urge to tackle something you have never seen before...and even if you don't succeed in that tenacity to have the energy to go back and try again."

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
In this clip Neil speaks some of his views on America's education system and the flaws he sees. The US school systems are valuing the wrong things...

Here Neil speaks at McMenamin's Bagdad Theater in Portland Oregon on September 22, 2009. An audience member asks Mr. deGrasse Tyson what advice he would give to public school science educators. He responds with a rant on the education system in America and how the system has eviscerated all the passion, beauty, and joy out of learning. Great communicator.

No comments: