Comments: Schools that change their communities
Paper Edition | Page: 8
Sept. 8, p. 6
“I was born intelligent but education ruined me.” This quotation by Mark Twain highlights the failure of schools to truly become centers of excellence. Parents send their kids to schools hoping that they will return smarter.
To their disappointment, they find Albert Einstein was right in saying “the only thing that interferes with my learning is education”. Schools ruin good values taught at home instead of enhancing them. (By Jaha Nababan, Jakarta)
Deconstructing the education process and the ways schools operate allows us to observe how shallow our assumptions are about what is important to learn. The article observes that we must change the way our schools operate and the author is absolutely correct.
But it is not only that. There has to be a cultural shift so that learning how to learn becomes a priority. Let us keep on challenging those who believe that education should be controlled by the government.
I agree 100 percent with your opinion. Teachers and parents need to change their old education paradigm for the best development of our Indonesian children.
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