Why That 'School Makes Me' Google Search Might Be Meaningless
If we're to believe the internet, Google Search is now the arbiter of what's going on in schools in America. The above image depicting a search for the phrase "school makes me" has been floating around lately—even making it to Cheezburger. One commenter over at the education blog Dangerously Irrelevant even had this to say about it: "Sad state of affairs that it has come to this. Time to grab the bull by the horns and change this image!"
There's no denying our schools are hotbeds of bullying that can leave students feeling sad, depressed, and stupid. And, there are plenty of education reformers, like those behind the Covenant to Help Inspire Learning and Development, who are looking to revolutionize schools so that they "nurture each child's great curiosity, interest, and potential" so they can, "achieve high levels of success."
But should we all jump the hyperbolic shark and assume that this means our entire school system is an epic failure? Not necessarily.
If I type in "technology makes me," I get these search results:
Apple is one of the most successful companies in the world. But look what I get:
What pops up for Facebook (which you likely have an account with)?