Tuesday, January 06, 2009

why you hate your father

Following up on yesterday’s post:

Paul Goodman describes “an underprivileged school in Harlem” where “every two years each advancing class came out ten points lower in ‘native intelligence.’” No triumph for the educational system, eh? But he says “a new principal … has reversed the trend. One method to remedy stupidity that he swears by is to invite the free expression of criticism and hostility, e.g., ‘Write a composition telling why you hate your father – why you hate school – why you hate me.’”

Use complete sentences.

source: Growing Up Absurd by Paul Goodman

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