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Do Schools Kill Creativity?

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Talks Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

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4 points

When I think of creativity beyond clothes, make-up, hair, and etc I realize how uncreative school can be for us students. We come in our own dress attire, but do we learn what sparks our minds? The majority of teenagers don't dream of being scientists, mathmeticians, or english professors; so why is that all we learn? We have the ability to play in band, orchestra, dance, sing, or cheer, but that doesn't fufill most of our minds either. Every aspect of school is clearly based upon getting the best grades, studying, and learning more, but I truly believe that not every child is cut out for academics. Some people's minds are more creative naturally, and when they come to school, it is like a prison. They aren't good at academics, studying, and they cannot express the things in life they would like to accomplish. It's not that they are dumb or lazy, just different in the thinking process. It is unfair in a way how those who live to express, and learn by expressing, have to conform to the standard academic way of life. Some of the greatest people in the world do not have college degrees, but can invent songs, books, movies, poems, and much more just by learning through living.

Side: yes
1 point

Wow, this was really persuasive.

Side: yes
3 points

I believe that school does kill creativity because all the work we do is on our laptops. If we try to do anything that isnt exactly what the teacher asks of us, we get written up or in some kind of trouble. For me, I work better when I have music to listen to, but a lot of teachers won't let students listen to music until our work is done. We also are not allowed to dress the way we wish, I mean we aren't supposed to wear anything with skulls and crossbones, or certain colors, or even rosarys without being considered in a gang. Its a little ridiculous.

Side: yes
2 points

I think that school does kill creativity a little bit because of all the rules we put on everyone. Some people express their creativity through their clothing, but the school dress code rules won't let them dress how they like. Other people use their creativity in other ways, and the school doesn't hold them back from doing so. I think school's could lighten up on some rules so that more people could express their creativity.

Side: yes
Jommario(12) Disputed
1 point

i disagree, if you express yourselves in clothing,

and they do not like the clothing you are wearing

its YOUR creativity that can change that. Like wearing different things can make your creativity expand more than it is.

Side: No
-1 points

I agree with the clothing thing. I think school officials could be more liniant on the dress code. it seems as though they only let certain people get away with it

Side: yes
JakeJ(3255) Disputed
2 points

Not every student wants to dress in clothes that are not allowed. I don't have any problems with dress code, and I ware whatever I want to.

Side: No
2 points

I believe that to a certain extent, schools can subside ones creativity. Such as making all assignments on laptops and the internet. All of the work is banal and ordinary word documents or tests online. How does this truly allow a student to be original? This type of modern day technology has the power to kill all creativity or be a catalyst towards greater creativity. I think it just all depends on what the teachers or school faculty will allow you to do on the laptops. As a student at Macarthur High School I can honestly say that even though we have a great system with the laptops, there are too many restrictions to where you can't really do anything at all. If students had a little mor efreedom on the laptops i think creativity would be the least of our worries..

Side: yes
sarebear5(18) Disputed
1 point

The only way you can't be creative on a computer is if you do not know how to use one.

Side: No
2 points

Indeed, some schools rather limit our view of our own selves.

Schools can't really kill creativity because killing creativity is like having no brain. Without the brain the body would be lifeless, and without creativity in our lives, all of us would be the same. Without our own ideas or beleifs.

Side: yes
1 point

I think that school does kill creativity. Lately everything has been on the computers. We never work in groups or do cool activities. Every class is the same for me, i walk in and the teacher says get out your laptop. I think there would be more creative if teachers would be a little laid back and actually teach the students.

Side: yes

One way for us to show our creativity or express ourselves is through how we dress, but how are we gonna be creative if they give us a dress code!?!Although it is understandable we need a dress code, the school over does it by giving us alot of set of rules about how we dress.So yes, school does kill our creativity.

Side: yes
1 point

Schools are creativities enemie. to be creative means you have a brod thinking about things. Yes i belevie that schools kill creativity, because schools do not focus on the kids and what they want and what they want to pursue. They think that there school guide that is made up by them as abults is the answer to kids. If kids where able to voice there oponions and there oponions were used then kids wouldnt belevie that school sucks and is a waste of time.

Now i know that there are many kids and many creativities that kids have. but the fact that a school focuses on the kids then focuse on what they think is best. Then kids and schools would get along great.

Side: yes

I believe it does, because it stops people from expressing them selves. Beginning with clothing they are really strict with dress code i believe we should be able to wear whatever you want as long as its not exposing too much. Another way i think its killing creativity is because we don't really get to have that many school events that lets us have fun instead of just being stuck in class all the time. We barley have as many peprallys as we used to before know we have one like every other month. So i believe school does keep us from creativity doesn't allow us to have fun and express ourselves.

Side: yes
1 point

The school district is one of the ultimate killers of individuality. I have attended Macarthur for 4 year now and have been in trouble with the administrator multiply times just for trying to "be me". It’s like they single any one out who has not conformed to there idea of regularity. But I I’m stubborn, the real me is going to shine no matter what the opinion of others is. Because at the end of the day when all the teachers and students go home you are still going to be you.

Side: yes
1 point

I think that schools definantly are killing our creativity. In english for example, when ever we wright an essay they tell us what we have to wright about and how long it has to be. Why can't we just wright what we want and however long we want it to be. Why just one page some students actually have more than a page to say. Alot of students cant talk about their emotions what makes the teachers think they can wright about them, some of the promts we get are just so stupid. "Explain a time in your life when someone had influenced you to do something?" Seriously? I dont know about you but i dont want read an essay about that much less wright about it.

Side: yes
1 point

The creativity level that the schools has isn't very much teens should be able to express themselves. Most young adults want to be heard and feel like they can share their expressions with everyone and the school doesn't let you. I believe that creativity should be shared in which ever way you want. For example when you are assigned a project your teacher tells you everything she wants and she expect from your project you have a very low portion that is you.

Side: yes
1 point

Hmm..do schools kill creativity i would say yes! Because look what happen to all our fun school spirit days..they aren't as fun anymore. I remember adopt a senior, i remember how the pep rallys used to have the radio stations over, people used to try to come up with different programs to make school more fun and inviting. We don't even have talent shows anymore! WHY! I love to see the many talents of the students at our school it showed our career path and what we wanted to pursue. That is educational stuff alot of the talent show had what people wanted to study in school.They say that all those school spirit and fun stuff we had before wasn't very educational no not really it doesn't make us better in grades or anything, but to me education needs to be inviting people need to make people want to come to school, all that has been taken away. Even adopt a child got boring, people create these programs to help other people with their lives why did they have to suck the fun out of that. We should be able to want to come to school and Learn something great and have fun while we are at it.The school needs to get "more" involved with the students instead of feeding in our minds that education can't be fun.

Side: yes
1 point

I believe that schools do kill creativity in student. Self expresion at MacArthur high school is rejected. The students in school can not fully express themselves, they do not feel the freedom they deserve thus, killing any creativity they might have inside their mind. To me, this is a death to our future. If the schools are killing creativity in the students, how are they suppose to run our future. Without creativity, we would not have electricity. I don't know about you but tieing a key to a kite during a thunder storm is pretty creative. Where would we be today if school killed the creativity that benjamin franklin had. Schools should let kids express themselves how they want to. You never know what could happen. Just because u let one kid express himself, he might become the person who finds a cure for a disease. The schools are just dumb and need to worry more about how the teachers are teaching than what students are wearing....

Side: yes
1 point

Schools do kill creativity.

They don't allow us to express oursleves a lot.

Specially the people who are incharge.

Like when they took away the talent show from the students of Macarthur high school

Talent show is all about students creativity

School talent show is the main event where students can express tham selves and show other students how much talented they are.

Side: yes
1 point

as young people will are filled with creativity and school doesnt help in expressing it. istead of helping "bean" makes us hate coming to school and showing our self as how we are. this is a school not a boot camp

Side: yes
1 point

i feel that the school really lacks on creativity, we need to come together as a group and talk about some of the ways we can make it better. they lock us down and wont let us do near as much as they use to, no more gym shorts and how they have mad the school a very controlling society. teachers should let the students be more opened up to there self and maybe people woud feel more comfortable about meeting new friends or tryin new things. if the school was more creative then maybe the students would want to be more involved and try harder, but at the same time have more fun.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes i do think that schools are killing our creatitiviy becuses now and days we do nothing bur sit in a room in learn from a book there's no hands on projects or see for our selfs.I feel that they are some teachers that do belive that we do did creativity but there more that dont. I feel like there needs to be more than just books or just half a lesson on dance or fashion design we want to go beyond on that not just sit on one level.

Side: yes
1 point

Yes I think it does.When I was in middle school I had to wear uniforms to school. I felt like all of us were the same. No one could be thier own complete self, it kinda felt like we were in prison for 8 hours a day. Wearing the same over and over again, like we are in the prison. So I really think school does kill creavity because it feel like we are in prison. and no one can express theirselves with the clothes their wear. Because what we wear is the way we veiw our self. and our style.

Side: yes

Creativity is all around school. Football games and school plays bring alot of it, because people like to dress up and look nice for a play and for football games people make signs and shirts which is creative. Creativity makes school fun.

Side: yes
1 point

I think school do kill creativity, because kids show their creativity through the way they dress and how they present themselevs. Also school limit on how far you can go with creatity, for example the volleyball team made a shirt about how they feel on how they play their game. But can not wear the shirt no more, because they JV parents thought the shirt was in apporitate. The Varsity really couldnt figure out what was wrong with the shirt.So I do think school do kill creativity.

Side: yes
1 point

Without creativity the world would be plain, black and white. Thank goodness in reality the world is not that, well there are some places that is like that. Schools to some actually do "annihilate" creativity. We are forced to take notes, do homework, forced listen to very insipid lectures that do not change from grade to grade. Here in Dallas, almost every elementary and middle school must were nothing but uniforms until they start high school. The fact that the shirts are just plain red, blue, and white, kills the very essence of having the chance of wearing whatever they like. Even in high school we still have to follow a dress code, for example no gym shorts. This rule which was introduced to my school last year angered some students. It forced them to wear anything besides gym shorts to school. Even though you leave middle school or high school, or even college, you still have to follow the rules in the real world. Even if the school has many classes that "encourage" creativity, that doesn’t mean that you have a lot of creativity, it basically limits it. Even the next generation after us will face the same problem of many schools lacking creativity

Side: yes
1 point

Yes, schools do kill creativity because everybody is different. people have certain types of clothes that they want 2 in their own way... people have thier own style and schools take that away by taking away things such as gym shorts, sweats, house shoes and things like that and most students lose their creativity when they take away those type of things

Side: yes
1 point

I think schools do kill creativity. Most people have an imense amount of potential to be great artists or go into other creative fields. We are not, however, encouraged to follow our own paths. Schools now focus more on standardized testing, (which doesn't really prove anything in the first place). If our school system put as much emphasis on the arts as they do into TAKS, maybe less people would end up dropping out. There's no possible way our administrators think that the whole of our student body can be clumped into a select few categories. People have different goals in life, sure some may want to be a doctor or lawyer, but alot of people want to be musicians or actors, we should accomedate those people as well.

Side: yes
1 point

When it comes to creativity the possibilities are endless. Everyone has a unique way of expressing themselves, and in my opinion schools limit that. Only upon request are your ideas and imagination warranted. Teachers create outlines, construct tests and demand certain formats. "Standardized tests" eliminate the opportunity to be creative and really make you stand out from others. By forcing these rules on students we are no more than a letter grade to them. After a while this system becomes a routine for students and we inevitably just "follow the rules", not giving creativity a second thought.

Side: yes
0 points

I think in my own opinion that schools do kill creativity, my reason for this is that a lot of times administration thinks it's gang related. I believe that students know were to draw the line from appropriate and inappropriate. We might have those few students that are ignorant and don't know were that line needs to be drawn, but I don't think that all the students should be punished for those few students mistakes. A lot of the times instructors push the students to do above and beyond, or they say " You can do better then that." . It seems most of the time when students listen and show their creativity whether it's art class or an essay for English class ninety percent of the time they get in trouble for being explicit or they did something that is gang related. So yes, in my opinion schools do kill creativity for students.

Side: yes
kenblack(25) Disputed
2 points

gangs have nothing to do with creativity saging your pants has nothing to do with being creative. these are the kids who oppose creativity they like to be like every one else ant try to be cool and that will get them nowhere.

Side: No
0 points

Okay, the whole sagging pants thing I completely understand were your coming from next time I will be more specific about the gang related comment.

Side: No
0 points

I believe that schools do kill creativity because, students are not able to express their selves as they would on a normal basis. We get in trouble for trying to show our innermost beauty to others, and they say its either inappropriate or we shouldn't do it at all, because we might offend someone.

Side: yes
loladoll1309(20) Disputed
1 point

Innermost beauty is within your heart, and your personality. I don't think anything that is that beautiful or good would be called inappropriate.

Side: No
0 points

I think that they do kill creativity because when it comes to fashion they don't really let the students be creative with what they are wearing, or the teachers might think that stuff are gang related but really they aren't, and really that hurts the students. isn't it said don't judge a book by its cover. but isn't that what the school is doing by not letting us be creative or let us wear what we want?

Side: yes
0 points

I believe schools do kill creativity. For the simple fact, they always projects, essays, plays, and etc. in a specific way and a student just might be able to shine in that moment and make it their own but you'll never know because they want it done their way.

Side: yes
0 points

I think that school really does kill creativity, because there are students that express themselves in many different ways. Not everyone is the same. We are all different and like different things. Some students like to express themselves on drawings, and some of them draw graffiti. So some of the administrators think that it's gang realted, but it really doesn't mean that they are in a gang.

Side: yes
0 points

Most schools are very strict on what rules they have, and i think that it limits the creativity of students that attend at that school. For example, not all students are in the classes they want were they can express and actually do what they like. Schools should have pore extracurricular activities and a wider variety of programs and electives.

Side: yes
0 points

Yes. Especially our school. They have taken away a lot of our rights. Such as getting to kidnap the new members of teams. I think that kidnapping really got to show who we are and what we do, and when we could kidnap, we would dress up newbies in funny ways, and in a lot of ways that showed how creative we can really be, because we put a lot into making that persons outfit for the day crazy.

They also have limited a lot of what we can do in our classes, like the type of movies we can watch and the type of projects that we can do. So i definitely think that they are taking our creativity away

Side: yes
0 points

Yes, schools do kill creativity in different ways. One being the fact that students can not wear certain clothes, therefore they can't really be who they are because they have to be what the school wants them to be. Another is how at any games or after school activities students have to behave a certain way, how are they supposed to express their spirit for the team. Many students paint themselves with school colors but some get punished for it. Think about it, they spend all that time painting their bodies to show support for their team yet some are not even let into the game. A few teachers at school do not allow students to write in pen with a color that is not blue or black ink. To many girls that is a way of expressing their creativity, but are yet unable to do so because of rules they need to follow. I feel schools need to loosen rules that are not necessary and let their students express themselves.

Side: yes
0 points

schools kill creativty by not allowing the students do things such as spirit poster and little things that take away the school spirit.Those things are little things that make the school boaring and dimenish the school spirit.

Side: yes
0 points

Most people think that school is supposed to encourage you to do what you want with your life, and to "follow our dream". However that's not how the school works. All schools do is teach you how your supposed to do things instead of letting us coming up with magnificent ideas to run things more smoothely and be able to produce faster service.

Side: yes
-1 points

Sometimes schools kill the fashion creativity for some students but that's not the only reason why. Students express themselves in many different forms. For example, some students express themselves in art or music and by being told what to draw or what to play isn't exactly fair. Some students want people to see them for their talents and in some cases you can't do that in school because of all the rules, but it could also depend on the teacher or administrator.

However, school can also be a very influential place where students can open up a whole new path and find something they can be truly great at. Teachers can open up a whole new level of ideas and options.

Side: yes
-1 points

Schools do diminish our creativity by telling to do something a certain and giving us low grades if we don't dumb ourselves down. Discovering new ways to do something is like nitrous oxide for brain development. The way some teachers conform us by focusing on just doing a task and not allowing the student to ask why we do it. Also, on projects we are told to write it or make it a special way, not letting us use the part of the brain that we get to use so little because of the school system.

Side: yes
balexandert(14) Disputed
1 point

Blake, I think you're wrong. Teachers telling us to do something a certain way will help us learn something in a way we don't normally learn things.

Side: No
-1 points

Every year a new trend begins, and every year the school staff trys to prevent students from expressing their selves. The fact that we can not wear any type of head gear makes no sense what so wrong with wearing hats? I think the school adminastators do not realize that were in a new generation and we would like to express our selves more! Also the school allows us to have a student body president but yet when the student president wants to do something new the principal has to approve of it and in most cases they do not approve of new activites we want to do!

Side: yes
-3 points
marvelco(16) Disputed
1 point

Even so, schools only mean to promote creativity. That is why every school varies with their classes because every school is hoping to teach the next guy who invents something that may change the world in one way or another. So in a way, each school is exhorting creativity and self-expression.

Side: No
6 points

No matter where you are there is something creative going on at an point in time. As in the school we are here for 180 days and more then 100 different classes to choose from. they made school like that because everyone is different and like different things in life. So I think the opposite of the question cause I think school enhances creativty such as Art Class, Theater Class,etc..

Side: No
4 points

No, I do not belive that schools hinder creativity. With all of the clubs and extracuricular activities that the school provides almost everyone should be able to find something to express there own idividual creativity. Art, music, sports, and even academics, there are many orginazations that schools allow for students to do what it is that they like.

Side: No
4 points

I believe that schools do not kill creativity. In elementary I was always told express myself in pictures, now in high I’m told to express my creative side through writing. Yes being creative at school is some what limited not dead. There are rules that need to be followed but this doesn't mean that you have to stop your creativity. It just means that you got to watch what your being creative about.

Side: No
3 points

Really it depends on the teacher. Some teachers stick strictly to books, resources, reading, and Internet. For example Mr.Mountain is strictly vocab, papers, and Internet. We never make posters or design anything, besides essays which is really tiring after a while. Also another example is when i took coach Powe's sociology class. We were always making something a poster, a book, a sign, and many other things and it all delt with the lessons we were supposed to be learning. so every teacher has their own way of teaching but to me when the student can have fun and be creative in process they are more willing to do the work.

Side: No
3 points

I think schools do not kill creativity because they have many organizations to get people involved. These organizations get your creativity going by making you think of ways to make school entertaining. For example, the homecoming committee has to make homecoming fun so people will keep going. So they have to use their creativity.

Side: No
3 points

Schools offer plenty of classes that allow you to be creative. Art, BIMM, web mastering, choir, theater and cosmetology are a few classes that give enough the freedom to express ideas. School is where I have had the most oppurtunity to be creative. I've been able to make my own websites, design buildings, and make clothes which takes plenty of creativity. So if that isn't enough oppurtunity i dont know what is. Students have to be push to be creative, that's what being creative is all about.

Side: No
1 point

I concurr, school is meant to free your mind. It allows you to think out of the box in many ways.

Side: No
3 points

I think the school doesn’t limit our creativity because there are many options for our choice in classes such as, there are classes where you can do hair, or clothes or maybe you want to be in business and do architecture or accounting also we do kuder it looks at what students want so we can get funded for new classes so students can do what they like so there are classes where you can express yourself you just got to join them.

Side: yes
3 points

well I think sometimes because every day is the same routine and that's really boring, and i thiink the school need more programs that can help to the performance of the students but first that all the school needs new ideas that they can elevate the level of atencion of each student...

Side: No
2 points

In my opinion, I feel that the school systems do not kill the creativity, but opens us up to new opportunities. Teachers like a little creativity mixed in with your work. I know with my personal experience that my teachers appreciate the added effort that i put in to my work. For example, when i work on class projects, I like to add a little aspect as to who i am into my work. When you add creativity into your work, it shows the teacher that you put a lot of pride into what your working on. As a result, I would not say that schools kill creativity, but open up doors to new opportunities to expand your imagination.

Side: No
2 points

schools are meant to create creativity in the student. some believe that schools kill creativity just because they don't get to run and jump down the hall way. even if this kind of behavior was creative no one would remember their creativeness of running and jumping. i know not all schools have a lot of money or really nice principals,but a school is a safe place to practice and learn how to be creative.

Side: No
ashgomez(14) Disputed
4 points

I understand were your coming from but what about the rules that the schools have that hold back that creativity? For example KMAC we can't do anything funny because were not being professional or were being inappropriate. This is all because of the new principal that over us, that's her rule.

Side: yes
2 points

I don't think it kills creativity because some schools don't even have laptops, and the schools are nice enough to even give us some. Some people like working in groups instead of using laptops because these laptops are not light at all. Then, we have kids here that don't even appreciate electronic, but unlike them i do because it saves less paper i have to write on everyday. Finally, I like the laptop even though it's heavy sometime it be coming in handy when i don't feel like writing on paper.

Side: No
2 points

I feel that a good school can not only bring the creativity out of you, but give you chances to use your creativity and help you expand you creativeness. People need school to help give them what it takes to be creative. School gives you knowledge and knowledge is power, a power that will give you more options and choices including your expressions of creativity.

Side: No
2 points

I dont think the school kills creativity. The school has many classes and clubs for students to enroll in. These courses let out the creativeness in students.

The students choose if they want to be creative or not.

Side: No
2 points

Creativity is important. I would have to say, Irving MacArthur does not kill creativity. I cant say school as in plural because i have no idea if other schools do. The majority of the teachers at Mac are looking for creativity especially while doing different type of projects and etc.. Im pretty sure teachers get tired of seeing the same thing on every paper. When teachers go home and grade projects, they want to be interested by how different one is from the next because if they are all the same im pretty sure they get tired of seeing them. And of course you have to stay within the guide lines of things but they also are free with letting you put your own twist on things.

Side: No
1 point

Schools can't kill creativity. Its not the schools fault that your creativity is destroyed, it is YOU that destroyed your creativity. Teachers may expand your creations by using some guide lines to challenge you. Yes, it may be difficult and you disapprove with the rules, yet that's what makes your creativity stronger than it is right now.

Side: No
1 point

No, I do not believe that schools kill creativity, nor do they want to. Infact, there are collages that are just for people that want to be creative.

In highschool there are plenty of chances to be creative. Some classes are for creativity and some are not. It just depends on what you want do do.

Side: No
1 point

Well it depends on the school. Does the school have after school activities and clubs, or a good fine arts department, and how about the sports? If the school has those then no they are not killing the creativity because their are many things that you can join and be your self. But if the school doesnt have those and is strict then, yes, they are killing creativity because you can not be your self.

Side: No
1 point

What defines Creativity? Is it who we are? What we do?

Schools don't neccessarly kill creativity, maybe they do depending on how you look at it. We are a little limited to our dresscode, our entertainment, and the way we can express ourselves. That is not to say the school killed it, because there are so many other ways that we can be creative. Personally I think that teachers could teach in a more creative way, or outside the box. Most of them take the normal route thus hindering my ability to learn, and hold my attention.

Side: No
1 point

Schools don't kill a students creativity, they just put certain limits on how creative they can be. Many schools try to help students learn the potential of thier creative mind, by teaching them to harness it and use it properly, it may seem that they are holding back thier creativity at times but they are jus teaching them how to use it to thier advantage. Students are creative all the time during school, they are creative in the sports they are doing, they are creative in what they choose to draw in art, they are creative in what role they want to play in theatre, and students become creative largely in thier essays and stories. So school gives kids subjects to be creative in, so in no way does school kill creativity.

Side: No
1 point

Do schools kill creativity; is that even a serous question? No they don't. It isn’t like we are in school all day everyday of our lives. Now yes we do spend a good portion of our day for almost 12 years of our lives in school, but what the school doesn’t let us do doesn’t mean that we can’t do it outside of school. It just means we have to plan things outside and away from school. I think a lot of kids blame the school because when a school doesn’t want to add a new club or some type of an organization, because of money problems or teachers not wanting to participate, they believe it’s the schools fault and they can’t do what ever it is they want to happen. So as far as I am concerned the school cant kill my creativity.

Side: yes
1 point

I agree and disagree about school killing creativity. I mean it depends on how you show your creativity some people show it through there clothes and others through art and dance. Clothing is one of the reasons i disagree on schools killing creativity if you walk down the halls of Mac Arthur you'll see girls with green or blue hair, you'll see people with all sorts of styles and creativity that the school has allowed them to wear. With art and dance i agree the school kills creativity. Some students may think that dancing around half naked with paint on them is creative but the teachers and everyone else might think its crazy one student might think that a rainbow painted gun means something to them but the schools quick to resort that to violence. So how do you decide whats creative and whats not.

Side: No
1 point

The students are the one ones who kill the creativety. The school is not to blame if we have to wear uniforms or dont have enough school activties such as pep rallies or field trips. The students are to blame, because we always take advantages of the privliges the school gives us and thats why some schools aren't as lucky as we are, but all that could change if we keep taking advantage of our school.

Side: No
1 point

I think that school's dont nececerly kill a students creativity, because a person can be as creative as they want. Sometimes theirs people like teachers that dont let a student really show their creativity, the teachers have a lesson plan for the day but sometimes thats not the easiest way to do the assignment, so a students wants to make it work by doing what he knows how to do. Then the teacher gets mad because the student was not following directions, and gets a bad grade. So i dont think a school can kill a students creativity, but their is other barriers that can stop a students mind.

Side: No
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I feel as though school doesn't kill creativity. Yeah, some people may think that all the creativity may be limited because of Mrs. Bean but its not like she took away everything like art, band, kmac, firetruck crew, and all the other organiziations that we have that are creative. I dont think people see that in the real world, if you have a job you're limited to how creative you can be also. So i say no, school doesnt kill creativity.

Side: No
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Some schools do "kill" creativity in things like clothing. for example private schools. Someone who has been in a public school their whole life and transfers to a private school junior year they would be in for a surprise. Most private schools tell you what to wear, what kind of shoes to wear, even what kind of lanyard to use for your school ID (which would be the school lanyard or you would be fined.) On certain days every single student would have to wear the exact same colored uniforms. There is also no un natural hair colors allowed. Even on "free dress days" there is not much you can do different. I think that most public schools have been extremely open minded when it comes to allowing kids to show their creativity or individuality. At least they haven't killed it when it comes to expression through clothing.

Side: No
1 point

I dont think that school kills creativity. this school has a lot of classes that allow you to express yourselves in a creative way. Like art for example. you can draw anything you want and you have to be creative so that you painting can stand out.

Side: No
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I believe that in school you begin to find and create your own creativity. One reason this is true is because you are faced with hardships or problems you have to face on your own in a creative way. No other person can help you with a situation dealing with personal things that are involved in school the only way you can get the job finished is by being creative and finding a solution. I also believe that in school teachers motivated you to become more creative with the assignments they give you.

Side: No
1 point

Creativity is everywhere. Whenever a person thinks of a new idea, he is being creative by using his imagination. I belive that schools do not kill creativity. Students think that school is just a place just to come and learn and study. Thats wrong. School is a place where you can come and share new ideas and have fun and leran how to do new things. There are many activities in the school that require students to come up with new ideas and use their imagination. Therefore, i believe that school is the most important place to be creative.

Side: No
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Saying schools kill students creativity seems a little shallow. If anything, I would say schools do tend to limit students creativity in different areas, as well as enhancing their creativity. Students creativity isn't dead, it is very much alive. Many of us make a big deal out of the little rules that are placed upon us, which makes it seem as if our creativity is revoked, thus we try our best to find little ways to work around them. I agree some of the rules that we have to follow do seem a little out of the box, but one thing we need to remember is they are made for a reason. If a student is really as creative as they say they are, then why can't they just find another creative way to express themselfs as and artistic individual they are?

Personally my overall feelings on the subject are that schools don't exactally kill creativity. We are the ones that kill it! It's not hard to step out and be an individual within specific guidelines. Showing who you are and what you are about doesn't just depend on what you dress like, or look like, it's more about how you present yourself, how you react in a situation like this, and how we handle it.

Side: No
1 point

No, On the other hand schools promote creativity. Creativity is more than arts and crafts, the wide variety of classes and activities give students the ability to choose and explore what ever they want. If it wasn’t for schools would students really be able to know that they are masterful artist or a great guitar player. Even more than that schools widen the creativity spectrum to include such things as Debate, acting sports and a variety of other subjects. With out schools the opportunities to even be creative would be quite scarce

Side: No
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School does not kill creativity. It helps creativity. When your bored or have nothing to do you think about things, which helps you be more creative.

Side: No
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I'm indifferent about this specific topic. Some schools make you wear uniforns and take specific classes. At our school we have many different art classes and other classes where you can show your creative sides. Every week our school has a theme for all of our games and you get to dress up, it's lots of fun seeing our friends clothes and stuff.

Side: No
1 point

I think that schools somewhat kill our creativity because we really don't have much to do but follow the school rules. But just because we can't do what we want to in school doesn't mean that it kills our creativity. We still get to share our thoughts, come up with new ideas, and do all kinds of different things. Besides our creativity doesn't just have to be in school. It can be anywhere you want it to be. So i think that the schools don't kill our creativity it just feels like it does.

Side: No
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its really depends on how u look at it i believe that the creativity is not killed but rather expanded by the many different electives in school to choose from and the people in there that will share there ideas and expand ur ideas and have everyone's creativity and fill the world with new ideas and expanded new ideas

Side: No