A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #49

“By creating artificial needs like wanting good grades or making approval from teachers based on one’s academic and behavioral performance, schools manage to create a means of both frustrating most students and rewarding a few (sounds like America, doesn’t it?), but, nonetheless, everyone is always concentrating on the exams, obedience to teachers, and the future capability of earning a living.”

– from the chapter “Oppression by the Schools” in The Oppression of Youth by Ted Clark, © 1975

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