Freewrite (choose one, two, or all of these questions to address in your response):
- Why did YOU choose to come to college?
- In general, what do you believe is the purpose of getting a college education?
- How hard do you think you should have to work to earn "good" grades in college classes? (And, what does it MEAN to work hard for a class?)
- In this video, Sir Ken Robinson makes several arguments:
- The Founding Fathers were opposed to public education and didn't think it would work
- Our public K-12 education system is more like a factory system than a supportive and nurturing environment focused on student growth
- The purpose of schooling is to prepare children for the work world
- Our current system of education is outdated
- Schools separate people into "smart" and "non smart" people...and it's harmful
- Schools kill creativity
- The ADHD epidemic is fictitious (but has grown "in parallel" with standardized testing)
Another Take On It: