Sunday, 3 June 2012
We don't need no education. We don’t need no thought control. No dark sarcasm in the classroom. Teachers leave them kids alone
“Good Morning School Girl” by Sonny Boy Williamson (1937)
“I Don’t Like Mondays” by The Boomtown Rats (1979)
“Another Brick in the Wall” Pink Floyd (1979)
School has such a huge impact on our lives that it is no wonder there are many, many songs about school and teachers. The songs vary, from hatred of school to love of school. It is a very formative emotional time so again, no surprise on the spectrum of emotions expressed over the years.
We seem to think that school should be a certain way – proper, orderly, rule-based. When it isn’t we seem to think that is bad or somehow a breaking of a taboo. Are we corrupted by that? Are they brain-washing us to think a certain way to fit into society? Does it really work? Do we have minds of our own?