JONATHAN JANSEN | If you think pupils go to school to learn, you’ve learnt nothing

Enough boredom and school becomes many things — a crime scene, a social gathering, the works

08 May 2024 - 21:25

Why do children go to school? I know what you’re going to say and I know what the average student is going to say: to learn, right? Wrong. Can you imagine that this morning millions of children are rushing to school out of an earnest desire to learn quadratic equations or conjugations of the verb ‘to be’? As the kids would say, LOL! No, children don’t go to school to learn; that is simply a byproduct of being inside the brick walls (if that) of a building we happen to call school...

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