“High school is killing creativity by forcing students to memorize factoids, rather than inspiring them to pursue creative endeavors and teaching them how to problem solve.”
In the book, Bhageria describes how too many high school students today focus all of their efforts on maintaining high grades, rather than on developing intrinsic motivation for their passions.
He addresses many major subjects in education reform: English, social studies, mathematics, sciences, research/engineering, entrepreneurship, computer science, liberal arts, the college process, and even proposes a full revamp of the high school experience.
Bhageria says that he truly enjoyed his time at Sycamore, but
argues that there is always room for improvement, especially when the stake
is the future of the country. “Remember, according to Einstein, ‘insanity’
“We need change. In writing this book, I hope to provide educators high up in the hierarchy with fresh suggestions different from the hackneyed ones that many congressmen share. After all, who’s more likely to see a problem in the contemporary education system: someone who has been experiencing high school for the last four years, or someone who graduated thirty years ago?”
Who is Rajat Bhageria? He is the Founder and CEO of CafeMocha.org—
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