Looking at a child who is obviously suffering and labeling their resulting dysfunctional behavior as developmentally normal makes their suffering invisible. Looking at the collective suffering of teenagers and labeling their resulting dysfunctional behavior as developmentally normal allows society to turn a blind eye to our own dysfunction. This is exactly how abuse is perpetuated and, as a society, we are doing exactly that.
School makes kids crazy. Then we label their crazy behavior as normal, shrugging as if to say, "That's just how kids are." That is total bullshit. And its done in the name of science and pedagogy, which is an ugly irony.
I am having such a hard time writing about deschooling. Am I making sense?