Much of present education is focused on norms – perhaps all of it.

The fundamental task of a proper educator is to recognize genius and in nurturing genius, along with filling in regular gaps in generalized knowledge, social knowledge and occupational therapy. [learning ‘how to’ – like how to math, how to language etc]

If they are not doing so, I do not consider them proper educators.

Much of present education is focused on norms – perhaps all of it.

I believe strongly that does a disservice to human capital, both for the society they find themselves within, and especially for themselves. Many a smart-kid commits crimes out of boredom. Education which recognizes and nurtures individual genius at acceptable and appropriate levels would keep that from happening. Acceptable and appropriate means a relationship between educator and student where communication is a two-way street and not “project –> absorb –> regurgitate”.

Wait: that’s wrong. Not a two-way street. A neighborhood of interconnected two-way streets. Norms of surrounding culture/society *does* matter; just to me, not as much as the individual. But that is because I am an individualist.

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