Matt Hern on the Institution of School

“Schools are sites of both social replication and creation: that is to say, they reflect and define how we organize and understand ourselves. ┬áIf children spend the vast bulk of their lives in anti-democratic institutions where they have little opportunity to make real choices, direct their learning, spend time doing things they value, or take independent initiative, how can we expect anything other than a docile and complacent citizenry?”

-Matt Hern