Ever since I was able to hold a crayon or pencil I would be drawing. When I got to high school I took several art classes and failed them all. It wasn't because I ddn't know how to draw or create, it was because I didn't accept the idea of forced creatvity that most of my "non-artistic" teachers pushed on me. They just did not like the fact that I came into the class having more talent than they did. (Wow, did that come off conceited or what !?!) So, yes. I do believe they are trying to supress something that all children have..a sense of imagination. Imagination makes it harder for "them" to control us in our adult lives.
[Edited on 12-13-2003 by darklanser]