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Monday, 11 November 2013

Washington, D.C. - Critics of America's public schools have long complained that there has been too much of an emphasis placed on the memorization and recalling of facts and very little attention given to promoting and teaching creativity to students.

Now, the findings of a new study has shed some light on why this may never change.

According to the Plato Institute of Surveys and Studies head researcher Roger Smith, "Today's teachers are products of the same non-creative educational system that critics now want to change. For decades now, students have learned that remembering information leads to higher test scores. High test scores means high grades and high grades means going to a good college. There's nothing creative about this."

The study asked ten thousand public school teachers which professions they thought required a creative aptitude.

Songwriters, novelists, comedians, and video game designers were among the top choices, but not a single teacher chose their own profession, the Plato Institute of Surveys and Studies reported.

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