Like of “Do Adults Really Not Remember School Sucked?” by Ian Welsh

Original post found at: https://www.ianwelsh.net/do-adults-really-not-remember-school-sucked/

One of the constant refrains which has bemused me during the pandemic is all the people saying how much kids want to go back to school.


This has struck me as crazy, because I don’t seem to have childhood amnesia. I didn’t like school, and I remember that almost no kid I ever met, even those who did, preferred school to days off.

Even though I’m a trained teacher (maybe even especially because I’m a teacher), I found myself nodding along with basically every word of this piece. I didn’t love school when I was a student there, either.

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