posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 10:46 AM
I wouldn't say it kills creativity, no.
I just think some people can't sit in a classroom and learn, and that's why they get into trouble and leave without a decent education. I think for
some people, the environment is wrong and they can't sit through the maths and science etc, and that's probably why art and woodwork are in the
curriculum, they just don't get as much teaching time, and this could then mean that people don't want to stay on through another few years of what
they consider, to them, to be worthless.
I don't think my creativity has ever been impeded by school, but then I was perfectly capable of sitting down and listening, and taking things in. I
was probably also lucky that I haven't just been taught how to pass an exam, but been taught around the subject too by people who were, in the most
part, good to listen to, and helpful.
Just leaving school now, I've decided to learn another language (a difficult one), and while I'm not classically creative - I can't draw or write
music - I do play guitar and sing, and like writing which I've never been discouraged from.
So, in my opinion, I think it's entirely down to the person - what works for some, like me, almost definitely won't work for others. And, a
completely creative free-for-all with little structure way of education really wouldn't work for me. It would probably just be worthwhile to have a
way of devising which works for who, and teaching like that. But since that wouldn't be cost efficient, and take too much time, it probably won't