IS THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM STILL TOO “RULE-BASED”?

Red apple on a stack of books on a desk with pencils and “ABC” blocks
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When in school, following rules was integral to education. While I do see a point to following rules in the first place — the establishment of trust within the pupil that “this is how you understand this once you go through things step-by-step” — there was something archaic about how much school stressed this rule-following. It’s believed to be a product of the Industrial Revolution, when our…