This Varsity article was written by a kid I used to know–who, obviously, is no longer a kid. (Incidentally, his mind was never that of a kid, even when his elementary-school-aged body was tearing around the church graveyard like a crazed chicken. I’m still enjoying the duality.)
Slowly, but surely
During the toughest of times, a student works to rebuild his faith in the kindness of friends and the world around him
By Stephen Warner
Okay, he’s not a babe anymore: he’s on the verge of becoming an adult. But he still has the same mouth on him that he had when I first met him (he was about 7 years old then), and he’s still brilliant.
Why is he brilliant? Genetics are part of it, I’m sure; his upbringing also plays a significant role; mostly, it’s his unending curiosity. As far as I can tell, there’s nothing this guy won’t investigate. Thus, it’s been really disappointing to see that high school has limited his education.
Have a look at An Open Mind: I’m Memorizing My Exams.
Laurel Broten needs to read that blog entry. Laurel Broten needs to think about the students, especially those who aren’t doing what they think they need to be doing in school. Laurel Broten needs to understand that the current system is wasting the time of brilliant people who could be spending more time exploring and less time memorising. Laurel Broten needs to listen to the students because, clearly, one size does not fit all.