RETHINKING EDUCATION Speech by Lox Pratt, September 2022

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Lox Pratt


Teacher: Lox, you can’t do that!Me: Why not?Teacher: Because I say so!Me: Right, this is the big problem. Grown ups still don’t get it. You went to school thirty years ago and you are just carrying on like those teachers you didn’t like back then, who told you what to learn and how to learn it. When they would sit you down in a classroom and force you to learn.Learning is something we choose to do. When a child goes to school they are hardly ever listened to and are not treated as equal beings. Children are not grown ups in waiting. They are just as important but learn things in a different order to you. Even if I can’t yet do my eight times table I can drum, dance and rap.So, what are you doing? Let’s change the playbook. That’s why we are all here, right?

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