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Thursday March 06, 2008
04:47 AM

Dan Kogai on education

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Something from Dan Kogai's blog a couple of years ago at http://dan.co.jp/~dankogai I thought I should not just delete from my hard drive.

From the school of subjects, to the school of experience

Now also the fact that I wasn't the loser was because I early on realized this:

    For them, education doesn't work. The reason is
    teachers are people who have left school only to
    enter it, and don't know anything about the
    world outside. They are dinosaurs, who don't
    know that marketing, productivity, and
    management result in innovation. School is like
    a factory run by dinosaurs to reproduce
    dinosaurs.
                              --another Japanese blogger

But it is also a fact that school is a Difference Amelioration Device (DAD).

What made the advanced countries--all of them--advanced was the invention and the implementation of a route to education independent of family. "Not following in the footsteps of one's family is sometimes a good thing." It made possible a more appropriate sharing of wealth for individuals and increased the earning power of everyone overall. It made it possible for even people on lower salaries in advanced countries to enjoy luxuries that were impossible for royalty in the past.

The loss of the impression that mobile phones and annual overseas vacations are a luxury is the result of a comparison with one's surroundings.

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