Your green is not my blue

I remember when a teacher told my niece she couldn’t color the grass blue. She told her the grass is green and that’s the only color it can be. My niece rejected that declaration, colored the grass blue anyway and was graded poorly on her picture. How did education get so narrow, so stifling?

Young children should be able to dream and imagine freely without the fear of being wrong or graded badly when the teacher disagrees or the matter is subjective. This is an important critical thinking skill. If education is doing this to children at 4 or 5 years of age, imagine what it’s doing once they’re adolescents, teenagers? When education takes away imagination from children; children quickly learn to take it away from themselves.

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