“School, Mr. Potter, Is Not the Real World”

27 09 2006

Do You-Know-Whose Side School Is On? JJ
Ministry supervisor Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter’s Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom made
the difference between School and Education
crystal-gazing clear.

– “This is School, Mr. Potter. Not the Real World,” she said softly.

– “So we’re not supposed to be prepared for what’s waiting out there?”

– “There’s nothing waiting out there . . .
who do you imagine wants to attack children like yourselves? If you are still worried, if someone is alarming you with fibs, I would like to hear about it. I am your friend. Now kindly continue your reading.

 

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19 11 2010
Harry Potter: We Better Believe It’s Real « Cocking A Snook!

[…] Time to put away childish things including the fiction that school is preparation for real life, instead of Dark Art in itself. Time for serious leaders to do serious work in serious ways. […]

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