This article is based on a TED Talk by Ken Robinson that proposes that schools kill creativity.
Robinson tells the story of Gillian Lynne, who was having a terrible time in school. She could not get her homework done and she was a disruption to her class.
Lynne’s mother was asked to bring her to an equivalent of a guidance counselor.
As her mother and the guidance counselor talk about all of the challenges that she was having in school, Lynne literally sat on her hands.