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Paul McCarthy

Director - UCLA Martial Arts Program, Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association

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Talent pool being robbed in schools

Food for thought, do you think that Beardyman learned to do all that in school...which standardized test gave him the ability to make whatever sound he likes from his voice!? His school education probably had nothing to do with it, following his passion for life probably had everything to do with it. Imagine how many other talented people there are out there being stifled by a shockingly closed minded education system that cuts music, sport and arts programs faster than we cut down the rainforest!

http://www.ted.com/talks/beardyman_the_polyphonic_me.html

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  • Aug 9 2013: It's interesting to be reading your thoughts on this just a day or two after having debated a similar topic where it what revealed that there are some despairing equity issues in education. The idea that ALL students MUST be made college and career ready was the root of that debate. It is such thinking that sequesters students and stifles their ability to explore opportunities they are passionate about.
    • Aug 10 2013: An excellent point Andre!! The main purpose of the education system is to make university professors (if you look at the structure and process of it!). Yet University Professors make up such a small percentage of the workforce! Thank you for your excellent wording and expressing this summary of your debate.

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