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no gets left behind when no one moves forward

Reading and writing help us make sense of the world and find other ways of living.  Art in all its forms entertains, saves, infuriates, bores, inspires, and surprises.   Everything is contain in creativity.  But creativity is not contain in a bubble.  If it were, that creativity would hardly be released by poking it with a number two pencil.

Today I was inspired and frustrated by reading this.

3 thoughts on “no gets left behind when no one moves forward

  1. “Reading and writing help us make sense of the world and find other ways of living. Art in all its forms entertains, saves, infuriates, bores, inspires, and surprises.”

    …I love that. You are so right.

    I read her post. Ugh. This makes homeschooling sound tempting.

  2. You have no idea how much I agree with that blog post you referenced and what it means for me to read it.

    Forcing 5-point essays on 5th graders? Can’t think of a better way to suck the love out of creative thinking. Oh wait, that’s the point, isn’t it?

    When will enough people rise up and say, “Bullshit.”

  3. SBW, every time I think about that 5-point essay sucking the life force out of a child, I hear that “little boxes” sung by Pete Seger (I think). Do you know it? “and they’re all made out of ticky-tacky and they all come out the same…”

    And like Shelli, I think–homeschooling? But I know I’m not prepared for that either.

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