July 21, 2024


This is an opinion editorial by Nozomi Hayase Ph.D., who has a background in psychology and human development.

Pink Floyd’s 1979 rock opera hit “Another Brick in the Wall,” challenged authoritarianism and the rigidity of modern education.

The dysfunction of the school system captured by the song continues even now. In the U.S. public schools are regulated and controlled by the various state, local and federal governments. The education system, funded through taxes and fiat money (declared by decree, with no intrinsic value) is based on the idea of students as a blank slate — a view that we are all born with no innate skills, strengths or personality traits.


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