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Friday, June 24 • 10:00am - 11:00am
How to Change Education

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Schools are a bad idea. Their main purpose is day care. Their secret purpose is keeping kids in line so they will follow rules and become obedient citizens. If you really want to educate your kids you need to be make sure that no one is talking at them, that they can follow their own interests, that someone is there to help when they fail, and that they are learning by doing. The government has no interest in doing that, so you may have to do it yourself. I will be speaking about what is needed to educate children‪, and specific ways in which we can make it happen inside and outside of schools‪.

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Roger Schank

Chairman / CEO, Socratic Arts
Roger Schank, Ph.D., started his career as an artificial intelligence researcher trying to make computers smarter. He was very successful at that — he’s one of the top researchers in the world. When his own children started going to school, he realized what a mess the schools... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am EDT