Saturday, August 12, 2006

Final Exam Day

Since accountability and standards are all the rage these days, I think it's high time I administer my first test, don't you? If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. After all, I've been blogging for over a year now. Has anyone learned anything? It will be an essay exam but short answers will be accepted.

The questions have been conveniently provided by Mr. Arnold Greenberg co-founder and director of Liberty School - A Democratic Learning Community in Blue Hill. Here we go:

1. Why are we so ignorant? What is it about our approach to education and our way of living on this planet that has caused this crisis?

2. What is it about how we have been educated and continue to educate that is not working?

3. How can we create learning environments that prepare students for their futures when we are not even certain what the future will be like? How can we overcome the "crisis of ignorance" and become educated to meet the economic and environmental challenges we are facing?

4. Why do so many children lose their uniqueness and joy of learning?

Extra Credit Bonus Question

Who's responsibility is it to educate our children?
a. Bill Gates
b. Uncle Sam
c. Spunky
d. None of the above

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