Excellence and Achievement: The NY Times Nails It

 

 

I would feel ridiculous even trying to add any insight to this brilliant piece by Anand Giridharadas in The New York Times. I would encourage everyone to examine the implications of the trend Giridharadas outlines of stressing achievement over excellence and fun over pleasure and the impact it has on our approach to education, the arts--even to the products we buy and the food we eat. In fact, one might also consider the impact this type of thinking on our adherence to principle and ethics.This is so much of what Stay Out Of School is all about: America and The 'Fun' Generation.

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