Prison School – “Gefängnis Schule”

We study. A lot. But we don’t really know anything. We can’t use it. We are not smarter than before.

But how does this work out? We go to school. We study. Then why don’t we know anything?

Did we fail the system? Or did the system fail us?

In this essay I aim to show how today’s school system makes us all prisoners. Students as well as teachers and parents. How school actually doesn’t just provide us with knowledge, but also takes knowledge from us. The current school system is twisted, outdated, unauthentic and hostile of individuality. But it doesn’t have to be like that. There are alternatives.

Reflection on the current status of school education and alternative ideas for future education