Learning Disabled or Teaching Disabled?


Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century quoted this: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Does that rule not apply to the static regime of education today? Millions of children may often be, well, a fish, or a dog, or a sheep, or even a horse for crying out loud–and yet the school system judges them on their ability to leap up a tree like a squirrel or quack like a duck. It is illogical to think that our free gift of accessible education is not really that accessible to begin with. Why not have an education system where fish are judged by a fish’s ability to swim, or a dog’s ability to bark, or a sheep’s ability to bah, and even a horse’s ability to gallop and to not all be judged and systematically graded by how well they climb like a squirrel or quack like a duck. Because at the end of the day, all these specified learners will think they are stupid and inadequate, when the teachers and the education system had the inability to teach them all along.

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