8th November 2011
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I occupy education because:
- The big picture is being shattered into smaller and smaller pieces.
- We need less competition and more cooperation—now more than ever.
- The labels we assign to students (and other people) become our blinders.
- Learning “disabilities” may actually be wonderful gifts.
- We become less human the more we allow ourselves to be measured, tracked, and reduced to bits of data.
- Teachers and students are not robots.
- Imagination—not productivity—is the engine of human progress.
- “Normal” is a myth. Diversity is the truth.
- Humanity will not survive the future without demonstrating compassion, curiosity, respect, and cooperation.
- We can do better. We must.
Read the full manifesto here: ‘Disabled’ Students and Forgotten Frontiers: A Manifesto for All of Us.