Gordon MacKensie, the former creative director at Hallmark Cards used to visit public schools to talk about art.
When he asks kindergartners, “How many of you are artists?” all the children raise their hands. Among first graders, a third of the hands no longer go up. Half of the second graders raise their hands. By fifth grade, no hands go up.
In six years, school has managed to beat the creativity out of its pupils.