Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.

Ken Robinson

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“How Schools Kill Creativity.” TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How Schools Kill Creativity." TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote from creativity researcher and author Ken Robinson, creativity -- the capacity to use one's imagination -- is as essential as knowing how to read; therefore, we should place just as much emphasis on creativity in school as we place on reading. Specifically, as we learn in the TED Talk that this quote came from, Robinson means that schools should treat creative subjects like art or dance with the same importance as they treat "left-brain" subjects like math or reading. Unfortunately, says Robinson, this is far from the case, and thus, our education system needs some serious reform. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ken Robinson - How Schools Kill Creativity