- Education – Change.org: Pharmer’s Market: The Cost of Producing “Successful” Students
A comparison of standardized schooling with industrial agriculture and the effects of the obsession on productivity in both environments
In standardized environments, students with a high tolerance for monotony and the ability to repress their curious gene are deemed the fittest of the bunch.
It seems that despite (or maybe because of) our fetish with productivity, many of humanity’s most pressing issues seem to be getting worse. The unnatural selection playing out in schools creates what every educational institution’s mission statement pledges against: the creation of uncritical, passive, challenge-averse individuals, unwilling and unable to tackle the challenges of the 21st-century.