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Friday, March 03, 2006

We Don't Need No Education

Horrified by the Education System? In order to build a better system we need to know all that you think is wrong with it. Come ... Join Roger Schank and me in our Jihad against schooling as it stands today.

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Blogger Zakintosh said...


ok. lemme explain. that's because it requires working with committees and subcommittees and what-nots in power. i'd rather be a proctologist, seeing one asshole at a time, than meet all of them together.

jokes aside, i think roger schank should have been on at least the virtual university committee. we'd have developed a product by now that would have put pakistan, in e-learning (and business training), way ahead ... and not only in the region.

so, why is he not on it? specially after the prez himself suggested to our education officials that they open a dialogue with him after his thought-provoking presentation in isloo (in 2000). simple: 'personal politics' - a disease that is more rampant in academic circles worldwide than you'd imagine - led the list of reasons. 'not getting it' was a close second.

as for a paucity of others who think this way, there are many i am sure. i certainly know a few.

the current [12/5-31/5] exhibition at t2f ( by maryam asif - graphics designer and homeschooling advocate - and the discussions that follow it at the café are a good indication of how ideas are changing.

also, look out for tns ... opening september 2007 in lahore. coming, as the initiative for this new school does, from an existing and apparently conventional schooling system, it's the first step in at least acknowledging - kind of officially - that things are wrong in that sector. it also shows that the helms of affairs, everywhere, are transferring into younger hands.

the times, they ARE a'changing!

27 May, 2007 10:39


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