Yes, you can see the video takes 20 minutes. A number of you will be moving on at this point and to that I say: quite too bad. You’ll be missing an agile and open mind who has the temerity to expose the truth about human creativity and about the self-perpetuating roles of universities. And it isn’t to mold so-called “open minds.” Universities exist in order to purposely close them. We stigmatize mistakes. We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it.
Please welcome Sir Ken Robinson. Kindly note that, when he speaks of university professors the audience, comprised a good percentile of such, become rather quiet as they know he is pointing his finger at them. His veritas is not quite so amusing, then.
However, as with any good instructor, Sir Ken is salient, self-deprecating, engaging, human and, mostly, truthful:
I have said for some time: power comes with control of two very specific venues in the United States: control of SCOTUS, and control of our education system. Our educational (specifically, university) system is lost. “Suddenly, degrees aren’t worth anything. It’s a process of academic inflation.”
Wars rage on around the globe but the wars in our head are still inflamed and the fight continues for young, impressionable minds. Here and abroad. Think: jihad.