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Giant Box of Strangers 

“It’s not adolescence that’s the problem,” insists Faris. “It’s the giant box of strangers.” From Why You Truly Never Leave High School

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Zappa on School 

Schools train people to be ignorant with style. As long as you are just smart enough to do a job, and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're going to be alright. Interestingly, I think this introduces something rather sophisticated. In order to learn how to do this, one would have to …

Posted 72 months ago by

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Courses I Could Teach 

Perhaps I'm in a Borges kind of mood. Of course, I think of courses all the time that would be interesting to teach. But recently I thought, why not just write the syllabus? That long dead form. What if we revived it as an art: syllabi of courses that will never be taught. Not content …

Posted 75 months ago by

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Le Corbusier on Education 

Following up on the Surrealist's concise definition of school, I bring you the architect Le Corbusier, from his book Aircraft: The schools are run by 'professors' (the very definition of a school).

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Education Defined 

Education— To applaud, to exalt revolt in all its forms, and more particularly that of child against its own family;...to pride oneself on having personally broken some shackles.... Enough of this complicity in degradation which welds the generations, one with another; enough of tacit understandings, of shameful solutions, of a rendezvous fixed for ultimate ruination. …

Posted 85 months ago by

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Defining Education 

Education— To applaud, to exalt revolt in all its forms, and more particularly that of child against its own family;...to pride oneself on having personally broken some shackles.... Enough of this complicity in degradation which welds the generations, one with another; enough of tacit understandings, of shameful solutions, of a rendezvous fixed for ultimate ruination. …

Posted 90 months ago by

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