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Putting innovation to the test

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5539 (Published 30 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5539

Beware of School

Rotten with rote, and written with riffs, schools promote education and graduation via regimentation and indoctrination, not individuation or 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 never let school interfere with my education."

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 December 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA