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Unformatted text preview: music, art, theater and other programs from education, we are teaching children to turn off their senses in order to be educated, instead of waking them up to what is inside of themselves. Our children are surrounded in the real world by all this interesting media - tv, internet, iphones - yet we expect them to learn pretty much the same old boring way we always have. He mention that a study where kindergartener take a test to measure their divergent thinking. The result indicates that over 80% scored at genius level for divergent thinking. They were tested again a few years later, and only 50% scored well. After they were about 12 years old, the percentage fell dramatically. The reality is that we had "educated" them to believe there is only one answer and have "standardized" their ability to think. Like a factory, we are turning out test-takers, not thinkers....
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- Spring '11