Are schools---at least schools as we know them--something on par with prisons? Boston College psychology professor Peter Gray seems to think so. He argues that schools, by their very structure, stifle and inhibit student learning. Gray's viewpoint is provocative and likely controversial.
It will be interesting to see if his argument gains any traction in today's cultural milieu.
Peter Gray's Salon column is linked below.
Peter Gray: Schools as Prisons
"But what if the real problem is school itself? The unfortunate fact is that one of our most cherished institutions is, by its very nature, failing our children and our society.