Monday, March 23, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Teachers and Schools

"I submit to you that the educational enterprise has to recognize that education is more than your assessment of students based on their performance on an exam. It has to do with what have you lit in them because at the end of the day it is their continued interest in a subject that is the true education of their life"
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.
The first clip is taken from an event sponsored by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) as part of the Science Pub series. An audience member asks him what advice he would give to public school science educators and he responds criticizing the education system in America and explaining how the system has eviscerated all the passion, beauty, and joy out of learning. In the second clip he argues that the American school system is valuing the wrong things. His arguments deserve a general reflection. WELL SAID.

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