Is our education system really stripping away our creativity? I don't think so.
Ken Robinson suggests that we're "educating people out of their creativity". I certainly agree that mathematics and literacy take priority over dance, music and arts in our education system, but what affect is that really having on creativity? Don't most high schools incorporate some kind of creative writing course? Also, don't students have the option to take art/music/dance classes as electives and/or after school activities? I know my high school did (in fact, I took band and choir throughout middle and high school). I'm not saying I disagree with Sir Ken, but I just don't think I'm ready to see arts bases classes take precedence over math and literacy. We need to teach the basic fundamentals of math and science then allow students to explore their creativity at their digression.