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Life After School is a bi-monthly podcast created by Jessa. You can find more about Jessa by reading her daily blog at jessa.blog.

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From The Invented History of ‘The Factory Model of Education’:

One of the most common ways to criticize our current system of education is to suggest that it’s based on a “factory model.” An alternative condemnation: “industrial era.” The implication is the same: schools are woefully outmoded.

Podcast highlights:

  • “In a standardized system, individuality does not matter.” (Quoted from the book The End of Average by Todd Rose)
  • “Fear of living without a map is the main reason people are so insistent that we tell the what to do. The reasons are pretty obvious: If it’s someone else’s map, it’s not your fault if it doesn’t work out. If you’ve memorized the sales script I gave you and you don’t make the sale, who’s in trouble now? Not only does the map insulate us from responsibility, but it’s also a social talisman. We can tell our friends and family that we’ve found a good map, a safe map, a map worthy of respect.” (Quoted from the book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin)

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