Making Sense About Education

From here:


We’ve talked about 16-year-old Jake Andraka before, when he invented a cheap, accurate test for Jake Andrakacancer. He doesn’t think he’s all that smart though. “I wouldn’t call myself smart. “I know people who are way smarter. But … I guess it’s how you use information. It’s about creativity rather than facts. I’m a creative thinker. My parents never told me answers. They told me how to think, not what to think. I disagree with our bulimic education system: learning by rote and then puking up all the facts in an exam.” A rather clueless reporter then asked him if he ever got into trouble with girls or alcohol, and Andraka didn’t even blink. “I’m gay, so no. And I wouldn’t know where to find alcohol.”

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