Bureaucratic systems are built on the repetition of old practices and on preventing new ones, streamlining all processes. If the current state education naturally a bureaucratic institution, it is an institution which, by its very nature, must be the enemy of innovation and thus must suppress any creativity. How creative are you when entering public education and how creative are you when leaving public education?
Public education is a bureaucratic institution. The reason is simple: it is financed by the state and there is no profit motive. The goal is not to "make money", but to "spend money as much as possible."
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The consequence is dire: like any other bureaucratic system, public education is built as a self-sustaining system. Innovators, people promoting new ideas that break old - invalid - theories, do not come to the fore. It's just the opposite.
Every innovation is perceived by people operating within the system as a cost. A novelty that has to adapt, because of which it has to change something. For them personally, it is a cost from which they will not profit, because the goal of public education, the bureaucratic system, is not to make a profit.
People who break old myths do not come to the fore, creating new and more effective methods of education. On the contrary, those who know the old methods best and are able to repeat them best and keep them alive come to the fore. Decades of new teaching methods have been talked about for decades, but the result is just a confused run here and there, no shift, no change. Only the classroom equipment is, indeed, a little more modern. However, we still use new technologies in the old way.
Such a system, looking into himself and raising only new university professors who are the same as all the previous generations, logically cannot adapt to new fields. No wonder it originated relatively large market of language tutors, whether they are private individuals or entire language schools. No wonder in the IT world, he still does not have a university degree the position it should be.
State-organized education, which is inherently bureaucratic, he cannot, in his cycle and resistance to news, succeed in absorbing new information and new ways of teachingwhich are the market, therefore people, demanded. There is no profit motive, there is no will to adapt to demand.
The so-called "private" schools, as they operate today, will save nothing. They are not really private schools - it is a state-funded and partially managed institution. Greater freedom in running a school can help produce slightly different results than we are used to in public schools, but the difference is minimal. No wonder one of them often only institutions becomewhich (state) they sell officials the title they need to advance in the pay scales.
What is behind innovation is creativity. Without creativity, we could never improve any previous system.
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Bureaucratic systems are built on the repetition of old practices and on preventing new ones, streamlining all processes. If the current state education naturally a bureaucratic institution, it is an institution which, by its very nature, must be the enemy of innovation and thus must suppress any creativity. How creative are you when entering public education and how creative are you when stepping out of it?
Creativity and imagination is the only added value of human activity. By taking a resource and turning it into another form of the same thing, one does not create anything new. What's new is the way, the idea, the form that arises from creativity and imagination. If mandatory state education it suppresses this fundamental human quality, the effects of public education are worse than we could often think.
Profitable motive it's not just about "making money" and "skinning poor students". On the contrary. The profit motive is about the possibility to get to the forefront with new ideas and new procedures in the field of education. The profit motive in education is about the possibility of teaching and passing on to our children better knowledge using more effective methods.
This is the essence of market education. This is the essence of market tuition. However, there is much more that should be said. Take this text as an invitation to April discussion of the Free, where I will also talk about this topic.