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Just a thought...

Teachers and schools tend to mistake good behavior for good character.  What they prize is docility, suggestibility; the child who will do what he is told; or even better, the child who will do what is wanted without even having to be told.  They value most in children what children least value in themselves.  Small wonder that their effort to build character is such a failure; they don't know it when they see it.

-John Holt, How Children Fail

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