People who confuse schooling for education, and those who believe that because they survived the abuse (and believe they turned out “OK”), others should have to suffer the same abuse (“to prepare them for the real world/to make them stronger“), won’t like this talk: Why school should start later for teens.
Even among those who supposedly watched this video, I see them trying to use the very objections she addressed in the video! That’s how deep the indoctrination is. They simply can’t comprehend anything that threatens their belief.
The evidence is growing that school hurts kids. Homework is another issue that is only an issue because people don’t want to let go of an institution that they have been led to believe is “necessary,” “helpful,” and “useful.” Just like past forms of slavery. Let it go already.
There is no such thing as “public education.” There is “public schooling”–more honestly known as government schooling–and there is education. The two are not connected except by accident in rare cases.
Even the tired old excuse of “socialization” is a lie. Government schooling doesn’t “socialize” kids, it anti-socializes them. Go to any government school, watch the kids between classes, and tell me which of the behaviors you witness there you think my kid needs to copy and wouldn’t otherwise learn. I’ll wait for a sensible answer.
Death to kinderprisons!