Is Cooperative education, the institutional encouragement of bullying and sexual manipulation?
In a competitive education environment, based on individual understanding of concepts and achievement, one human being is incapable of physically intimidating another into supplementing their grade. One human being is also incapable of sexually manipulating another human being for the purpose of padding their grade.
The second work is assigned to groups… This breaks down. The second a small group of human beings male and female, can work together on a project and share responsibility, without immediate oversight, it becomes very easy for the strong and the sexy to manipulate the smart into sharing credit for their ideas.
More over, institutions which engage in co operative learning, are unlikely to respond well to children who suggest “Well… I did all the work, why are they getting an A?”… because, that isn’t a co operative attitude. Does this institutionally teach smart people to be slaves to the attractive and the strong?