Teaching As A Subversive Act | Quote 00658

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About the only wholesome grounds on which mass testing can be justified is that it provides the conditions for about the only creative intellectual activity available to students—cheating. It is quite probable that the most original “problem solving” activity students engage in in school is related to the invention of systems for beating the system. We’d be willing to accept testing if it were intended to produce this kind of creativity.

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Neil Postman

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Teaching As A Subversive Act

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