Shedding Light in the Darkness

Childhood is Being Lost


By Noam Chomsky

“Childhood is just being lost and in the schools you see the same thing. The indoctrination is incredible. The Bush-Obama programs are programs for training kids for the Marine Corps. And I think they’re purposely done that way. It
undermines the independence of teachers.

If kids are studying for a test, they’re not going to learn anything. We all know that from our own experience. You study for a test and pass it and you forget what the topic was. And I presume that this is all pretty conscious.

How conscious are they? I don’t know, but they’re reflections of the attitude that you have to have discipline, passivity, obedience, the kind of independence and creativity that we were shown in the ’60s and since then – it’s just dangerous.”


One response to “Childhood is Being Lost

  1. sandra April 6, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    The classroom should be a place of wisdom & happiness 🙂


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