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NIH plans to be more nimble and innovative

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 18 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6910

Beware of School

Bruising and confusing, but oozing with clues, life is a lesson that doesn't begin or end in school, especially since schools offer education, not innovation. Intellectual but ineffectual, and hallowed but hollow and shallow, schools are fallow followers that kowtow to puppet shows for the status quo. To quote Mark Twain, “I have never let school interfere with my education.”

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 December 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA