Prison and education

I came across a great movie. It’s not new but still great one on prison and hope. Maybe many people have already seen it. By chance, the main actor is Morgan Freeman who acted Mandela (please see the last post) who spent 27 years in a prison.
Trailer: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Personally, I was impressed with the insistence of the main character wanting to build a library in the prison.
Speaking of prison, it reminded me of the book “Discipline and Punish” by Michel Foucault (1975).
According to Foucault, prison is related to modern education: the “disciplines” in prison, a new technological power, can also be found in places such as schools and hospitals. With fixed schedules, you are supposed to be obedient and a good student to your teachers, and no exception is appreciated. 
Speaking of being obedient, it reminds of “Stop Stealing Dreams” by Seth Godin.
He argues that school was invented to create a factory worker to the growing businesses of the 1900s, but its goal no longer is what we need any longer. You can download his document from here
As you see, things can derive to different things but many are related together in one way or another. 
We have to learn from the relation: things have to be changed as our emvironment changes.

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