#6: Public Schools Punish Collaboration
In all sorts of ways, public schooled students are taught that helping one another succeed is against the rules. They even give it a name: cheating. Students learn early on that their personal success or failure is strictly an individual effort. However, in real life, we do not succeed without having learned the value of—and the best ways to go about—collaborating with others. Today’s world has become so interconnected, learning the value of mutual give-and-take is a skill public schools actually punish rather than reward.
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