That's not the case with myself. Part of my educational requirements here at the University of Florida is to teach undergraduate composition and (now) literature courses. We're still teaching formulaic writing at the university level, something which I've tried to go against in my courses. The result of working in opposition to formula has been eye-opening. Many students simply don't know how to be creative. Some of those students, when challenged to think for themselves and to use their critical thinking skills (what little they have) to move beyond the "right way of thinking and writing" often get flustered, because they haven't a clue what to do, how to do it, and so on.
We're not teaching our young people how to be the builders of tomorrow. We're teaching them how to fit into a society which works like a repetitive machine. And as we've seen in the last few years, that machine is running out of oil. It's breaking down.
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