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 "Another Brick in the Wall" is the title of three songs set to variations of the same basic theme,

  on Pink Floyd's 1979 concept album, The Wall, subtitled "Part I", "Part II", and "Part III", respectively,

  all of which were written by Pink Floyd's bassist and then- lead songwriter, Roger Waters. It's one of

  the band's most well known songs and also their biggest hit, peaking at #1 on the American singles

  charts and also the U.K charts. In addition, the second part was #375 on Rolling Stone's 500

  Greatest Songs of All Time list.


A sociological view is that structure determines outcome. Step-by-step teaching and teacher specified outcomes (and barriers between subjects) are held in place by the underlying social function of school to fail a significant proportion of the population and persuade them it is their own fault. This maintains the illusion of meritocracy and reproduces social power relationships in society while looking like education is a 'good thing'. In effect, we are unintended casualties of this system. But when you try and change it, it resists with surprising strength because of the underlying function."
                                                                    Dr Ross Cooper

"Context has always been part of expression, because expression becomes meaningless if the context becomes arbitrary. You could come up with an invented language in which the letters that compose the words to John Lennon's " IMAGINE " instead spell out the instructions for cleaning a refrigerator.

MEANING is ONLY ever MEANING in CONTEXT" - Jaron Lanier / "You Are Not A Gadget"


As just one of the 15,000 youtube comments quite succinctly summed up - 

Children are naturally free spirits, creative individuals,

NOT what those in power in our society want.



'Education' is a process which removes the kids' individuality (they become faceless) and then grinds them into a red mush, like clay, to be moulded into bricks, which are uniform, have no rough edges and fit together perfectly. Just the sort of people our rulers need to make The Wall which preserves their power.


FREEDOM is tearing off the mask of uniformity and breaking down The Wall.




First posted by Michael Grove on December 8, 1979 at 16:00


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Comment by Michael Grove on July 10, 2013 at 11:43

Schools are the worst technophobes but universities have also failed to keep up - still mostly

requiring students to study full time on location and pay increasingly unaffordable fees for the

privilege of listening to often mediocre lectures.

Comment by Michael Grove on May 2, 2014 at 8:27

Simply saying, each person has a behavior and tendency, which means he/she live their life as per

what they feel is right or wrong, and they create their own rules. So, if there are 7 billion people on

earth, each one has a personal set/list of rules. These lists may have some common rules with other

people, some may have totally similar lists, but variation will also be there. If it is proved that DNA

of a person is unique, and each person has a unique fingerprint, then we can easily expect variations

in thoughts in each second person.

This sheer level of permutations and combinations is incomprehensible for any government in

the world. You cannot create rules which will take care of personal interests of each individual.

Ankit Jha

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