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We should harness the power of our colleagues’ fresh ideas

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f4538 (Published 17 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4538

Re: We should harness the power of our colleagues’ fresh ideas

Schools are foolish. They promote education, but prevent innovation. Intellectual but ineffectual, and hallowed but hollow, schools usually kowtow to puppet shows for the status quo. To quote the American humorist, Mark Twain, “I have never let schooling interfere with my education.” (1) (2) (3)

(1) Mann, H. http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/11/02/education-pro-amp-con
(2) Mann, H. http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/11/02/necessity-mother-invention-...’s-republic
(3) Mann, H. http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f2666/rr/643860

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 July 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA