In this day and age of coddling and helicopter-parenting, children have grown up in a world where they are accustomed to making the safe decisions on the path of least resistance. And when it comes to bullying or gun violence, we of course want and need our schools to be as safe as possible. But when it comes to learning, is playing it safe making our children less intellectually curious? Education is about growing bolder and larger. It’s about expanding the mind, but that can't happen "when students at colleges march in lock step toward certain majors (economics, for example) and certain professions (finance and consulting)". Frank Bruni explores how we can once again disrupt the learning system and stimulate our children's curiosities in The Wilds of Education.
Education isn't about playing it safe
Nov 05, 2014