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It's Time to Change: Education

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It's Time to Change: Education And We Have a Plan [Song Playing: One Night Only - Say You Don't Want It] (G. Carlin) That's the big answer to everything. Education. They say "We need more money for education. We need more books more teachers, classrooms and schools. We need more testing for the kids." You say to them "We've tried all that and the kids still can't pass the test." "Don't you worry about that. We're gonna lower the passing grades." That's what they do in a lot of these schools. They lower the passing grades so more kids can pass. More kids pass. The school looks good. Everybody's happy. The IQ of the country slips another 2 or 3 points and pretty soon all you'll need to get into college is a fucking pencil. "Got a pencil? Get in there. It's physics." Then everybody wonders why 17 other countries graduate more scientists than we do. Education! (K. Robinson) I don't mean to say that being wrong is the same thing as being creative. What we do know is if you not prepared to be wrong you'll never come up with anything original. By the time they get to be adults, most kids have lost that capacity. They have become frightened of being wrong. We run our companies that way. We stigmatize mistakes. We're now running national education systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can make. The result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities. Picasso once said "All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up." I believe this passionately, that we don't grow into creativity. We grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out of it. (J. Fresco) They are innocent. They don't know, because your schools do not teach you how to think. They teach you how to be a cog in the wheel: a chemist, a lawyer, a structural engineer, but no generalist. If they taught you how to think, there would be no war. There would be no abuse and this is what we do with children. When they say to you "This person is bad." What the hell does that tell you? Nothing. Means that they didn't like something he did. If your mother says "You're a Catholic. You don't play with that Lutheran girl." They start poisoning the well... They come from the South and say "I'm gon' get me a nigga and I'm gon' kick his ass." Is that that guy speaking or is that what he learned in the culture that he lives in? Think about it. There are no bad people. What do you think a soldier is? They show them pictures of Japanese sneaking around, killing people gang raping girls and enlistment goes up 75%. That's how a country keeps its people patriotic by pointing out the shortcomings of other people. All people need clean air clean water, a good education and love. George Carlin (georgecarlin.com) Ken Robinson (sirkenrobinson.com) Jacque Fresco (thevenusproject.com)

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Duration: 5 minutes and 47 seconds
Country: Portugal
Language: English
Producer: eletric_blue
Director: eletric_blue
Views: 322
Posted by: electric_blue on Aug 2, 2011

From the collection It's Time to Change...and We Have a Plan, with: George Carlin, Ken Robinson, Jacque Fresco
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