Episode 56: Modern education is ruining our children

Free to Offend Episode 56 | Guest: Peter Gray, Ph.D.

Education today is largely treated as an industrial affair—as if curriculum and syllabuses should be rigidly structured to push kids through a K-12 conveyor belt toward higher education. In fact, much of parenting has adopted a similar notion that children should be micromanaged through most of their formative years.

However, is this really the best way to ensure a generation of healthy and productive young adults? How will younger generations ever become “independent” if they’re never given the chance to practice independence in their daily lives?

Peter Gray, research professor at Boston College and author of Free to Learn, joined the program to talk about the importance of rethinking the way we parent and educate our children for the sake of their mental health, social development and personal independence.

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