Essay: Classroom Time for Daydreaming
Trisha Brown Leweke says maybe Steve Jobs or J.K. Rowling wouldn't have grown up so imaginative if they were schooled in a No Child Left Behind curriculum. She values daydreaming and she feels that an overemphasis on standardized test scores blunts students' creativity.
She finds it worrisome that it's considered negative when teachers label school kids says as daydreamers. She says, "we as a nation cannot afford to suppress the birth of the creative ideas of the next generation."