Every education system on Earth has the same hierarchy of subjects: at the top are mathematics and languages, then the humanities, and the bottom are the arts.

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: This quote by creativity expert Ken Robinson means that schools don't place enough emphasis on the arts, ranking them as a last-priority subject, and instead focusing mostly on math and language. The quote is from Robinson's 2006 TED Talk on how the education system undermines creativity, while it should be emphasizing it. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ken Robinson - How Schools Kill Creativity