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Set children up to explore creativity

In 2015, The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) ended federal interference in State standards. ESSA was supposed to unleash a "flood of innovation" in states and districts across the country.

However, it is hard to measure creativity and innovation. Only when we

  • let kids discover their internal paths of interest,
  • use their imaginations,
  • explore creativity,
  • stop all unnecessary rote memorization and standardized testing 

will we set children up to thrive and change the world.

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Most of our public schools still run on an industrial model - like a factory, where children are put into boxes according to age and ability.

  • In the 18th-century, Common schools emerged and provided education to students of all ages. Parents paid for their chid's tuition and provided housing for the teacher.
  • By 1900, 31 states required students between the ages of 8-14 to attend public schools.

Creativity can be defined as having the ability to take new imaginative ideas and turning it into reality.

Research was conducted to test the creativity in children over a period of twenty years. The results showed the proportion of people who scored at the genius level of creativity:

When we remove critical parts of a curriculum that lead to creativity - such as free play, music, art, recess, and gym - we can quickly squash a child's passion.

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Nowadays creativity in kids is dying out. The craze to do something new is now quite unlikely to be found in our youngsters. They are now just programmed machines; not ready to try something new.

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