One thing that the video gets right is how schools are designed to beam messages into the student body’s head without question or elaboration. Eat, absorb, consume, and so forth. In an increasingly overpopulated world where every subsequent generation has too many children for the previous lot of adults to cope with, this is basically a case of taking the easy way out. And that is the point we are going to go over in this article. Namely, that schools take a one size fits all approach, and thus the easy way out. Unfortunately, when you are autistic, not known to be such, and have multiple sensory issues that can lead to wanting changes to your situation so desperately that you will do anything in order to effect them, this can have devastating consequences and effects. The training of teachers and other school staffers to properly respond to this has improved quite dramatically since that song was record. In other words, it has the virtue of being there at all. But it still has quite a long way to go in the sense that teachers need to understand what the word individual really means. And by understand, I mean grok. Continue Reading
No, school is not for fools, it is just designed for fools. There is a difference.
Posted by Kronisk on July 4, 2012
Posted in: Autistic Identity, Political, Science, Social Studies. Tagged: alex proyas, autistic, autistic school integration, dark city, education, educational funding, expectation of incompetence, expectations placed on the wrong party, gibby haynes, grok, group mind, group thinking, hive mind, jennifer connelly, kronisk's mirror, learning by rote, life sex and death, not every child is a mathematician in waiting, poverty, poverty suppressing educational outcomes, poverty-iq correlation, richard o'brien, school's for fools, shakespeare sucks, teachers, teachers working with arms tied behind back, trends. Leave a comment