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"The Art of Distraction"

Feb 25, 2012

Last week, the Opinion Pages of the New York Times printed a compelling article about creativity and education. Yet again, a thinker (in this case writer and filmmaker Hanif Kureishi)  has inadvertently argued for the efficacy of Fairhaven School!

In an education world increasingly intent upon systematizing conformity (even by medicating young people), truly our students remain free to cultivate their interests, to foster creativity, and indeed to allow themselves to be distracted by their very imaginations. Is this not their birthright?

Follow this link to read the article. Enjoy!

Mark McCaig

February, 2012

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