A Thought

Krishnamurthy said:
“It is not a measure of health to be well-adjusted to a sick society.”
I’m trying to figure out what this means in terms of my TPRS practice.



3 thoughts on “A Thought”

  1. Maybe this pithy quote applies to our obsession with aligning our curriculum such that there is vertical (year to year) as well as horizontal articulation (group to group within same grade/level). By doing so we risk honoring voice in our students’ divergent stories and instead focusing on targets, to keep everyone apace.
    The same can be said for our (or our boss’s?) preoccupation with measuring acquisition. We know that for the novice, it can be a long process toward fluency and that snapshots along the way aren’t very scientific or telling for anything but the most important question: Do they understand and can they show it?
    To my mind the ‘sick society’ in the quote is the ignorant, impatient, unimaginative & cynical public who squares off to us, focused on product, oblivious to and dismissive of process.

  2. I like the way you phrased it: the “focused on product” mentality imposed on educators across the board is indicative of “sick society” but I don’t see any cure.

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