Here is a collection of stories from students and graduates who have shared their views about education in blogs, TED Talks, articles and films:
“I know that when I leave, I’ll be properly prepared for life as an adult. I feel like myself again, as if I’d been holding my breath and now I can finally breathe again.”
“I urge you to question the system – the methods, the authority – and whether it is indeed beneficial. Are we going to stand up and demand change?”
“There is no love in learning any more. Every student has given up or is about to. We envy the people that have left already, but we have no plans for what to do if we did.”
“I realised that once you’re motivated to learn something, you can get a lot done in a short amount of time, and on your own.”
“What is school for? I spent 16 years going to school and I still don’t know…”
“I call school to the stand and accuse him of killing creativity, individuality and being intellectually abusive. He is an ancient institution and has outlived his usage.”
Read more personal stories here.