How School Makes Kids Less What does the Quran really 2 days ago   08:44

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Eddy Zhong, successful technology entrepreneur, dives into the truth behind our K-12 education system. Eddy strongly believes that the education system diminishes creativity and confines children to a certain path towards success. He contends that kids are taught to believe college is a necessary step in life and that it is mandatory to achieve one's goals. His talk challenges the commonly held beliefs of our entire education structure. Eddy is the founder of Leangap, a summer program that helps high school students start their own companies

Eddy is an aspiring technology entrepreneur and the founder of Blanc, a smart-watch company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His ideas have been featured in numerous publications and he is passionate about empowering youth to think differently. Eddy is the founder of Leangap, a summer program that helps high school students start their own companies

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Its Emmlyn Bitch
The most saddest thing for me is art.

We are given a sample piece we have to copy as good as we can.

We are given introductions to how to express ourselves.

And when we do something we like, it's judged and marked as failed because it didn't fill the level of skill you need to have or it wasn't like they wanted it to be.

Art is art, music is music, it's supposed to be bad and diverse, kids are not factories
We need to make a change!! We are the next generation!! Let’s not forget this video as our parents have!!! It’s time to make a change and we are the only ones who can!!! Please don’t forget this video over time!!
Eddy: *makes a joke*
This guy: d e a t h s t a r e
Yusur Kassem
Who else watching this the day before their exam???😂
School is useless I didn’t know my timestables until I started watching YouTube on it and now I nearly know them all
Walker #18936
School just shoves all this random bs down our throats!! Like, I don’t care what happened in the 1800’s! I would like to learn how to pay taxes, how to communicate with formal people, how to take care of car and home insurance. I want to learn about all the different careers and how to achieve our goals. I don’t want to learn how to understand poems or how chromosomes work. I don’t want to learn about about algebra when I want to be a veterinarian or a flight attendant. I want to learn social skills! Teachers! Adults! Please!! Teach us useful things!!!
I learn more from YouTube videos than I learn at school
oiraM oiraM
2:02 that guy is probably a teacher
Fjólubláa Brauðristin
His meaning is perfect, but his perspective is business in a way. His whole picture is not clear enough.

Great Talk nonetheless.
Anthony Xiong
Well maybe if we were all business geniuses like you Eddy maybe...
UltraInstinct Peanut Boy
People. School helps, without school I wouldn't have friends to help during depression. Also don't make me breach containment and snap all you necks.
Charlotte Pototsky
This kid should watch Prince EA if he hasn’t already
I’m an artist and I also notice this problem is high school art class aka where you’d expect creativity the most. There’s rubrics and specific things you have to follow to get an A. And I get you need to learn the rules before you can break them but they’ve only taught the class how to draw one thing this specific way and discouraged individual stylized art. In fact you’ll never or hardly be drawing anyone other than your basic white person for references. Anyways I really want to create a story on the stripping away of young ppl of their creativity and it’d be a dream to make it into an animated show? Lol this is very inspiring uwu
Mega Oof
I want to be an artist, but school is making me tired and stressed. I don't even have time to have fun, instead I just sit there looking at a peace of paper hoping that I'll become what they want me to be, a smart student. I don't draw a lot anymore, no matter how many times I try to think of something to draw, i just can't. I just want to draw but how can I draw when all my creativity is being put aside, and only my grades are prioratized.
Ishan Pokharel
School makes us intellectual not intelligent. Intellectuality takes you nowhere without intelligence.
Jay Allen
from the title alone you'd assume it was presented by Rick Sanchez
"No one has ever changed the world by doing what the world told them to do"
Isaac Stottlemyer
I liked this before I even started watching it
Pathetic Gamer
In my time in school I used not listen to the methods taught but make my own and they were correct but all of my teachers didn't even care to consider my method as if only theirs was right in these cases if schools pushes a little of creativity in subjects there would be more albert Einstein's
Yung Merker
2:01 he was not amused
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What does the Quran really How School Makes Kids Less 2 days ago   17:48

In recent times, the resurgence of the hijab along with various countries’ enforcement of it has led many to believe that Muslim women are required by their faith to wear the hijab. In this informative talk, novelist Samina Ali takes us on a journey back to Prophet Muhammad's time to reveal what the term “hijab” really means -- and it's not the Muslim woman's veil! So what does “hijab” actually mean, if not the veil, and how have fundamentalists conflated the term to deny women their rights? This surprising and unprecedented idea will not only challenge your assumptions about hijab but will change the way you see Muslim women.

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