Schooling

Manufacturing stupidity.


Jul 312017
 

The full-grown model pupil speaks of “problems” to be “solved”, as if the world were a textbook and these the exercises.

May 172017
 

Who, after seven hours a day, five days a week, nine months a year in school, hasn’t thought, at least once, about shooting up the place?

Apr 262017
 

Elite is a rather flattering term for what is in fact a clutch of overgrown teacher’s pets.

Mar 142017
 

Discipline, n.   A field of study in which little discipline is exhibited.

Feb 082017
 

The medieval church had a juster claim as guardian of the life of the mind than the contemporary university.

Feb 062017
 

Classroom, n. A factory that turns imperishable works of the human spirit into assignments.

Dec 292016
 

What schoolteachers like to call problems are in fact exercises. Avoiding exercises is an example of a real problem.