Thursday, March 4, 2004

Some plausible reasons why school is bad

In his essay Why Nerds are Unpopular, Paul Graham describes his experiences growing up as a nerd in suburban public schools — and suggests some reasons why bullying, cliques, and popularity hierarchies are so prevalent. There are also some follow-up responses to questions.

John Taylor Gatto wrote an essay, The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher, that presents a different perspective.


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