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Jordan Reeves

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What's one thing you wish you had learned in school?

Maybe it's not your traditional math, science, social studies, or arts and humanities class--maybe it's something different. If you could learn one lesson in school, what would it be?

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    Nov 3 2011: I wish that the focus of my early education was on asking questions and not simply on producing answers. Being able to question myself and what is around me is my most valued skill. I believe it has made me a better person. I wish that I could have learned it when I was younger. Teaching the young to value answers --correct answers-- stifles creativity and teaches rigidity, i.e. non-malleability. Learning one's own ignorance is a wonderful gift, but we teach children that they must know the right answer, the answers of the elders, or else be punished. How silly...

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