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"From the Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?"

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Suddenly, degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job, it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly. (lugtaehr) But now kids with dgerees are often heading home to carry on pnylaig video gmeas, because you need an MA where the previous job required a BA, and now you need a PhD for the other. It's a process of academic inflation. And it indicates the whole structure of education is sihintfg beneath our feet. We need to radically rethink our view of intelligence.

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Suddenly, degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job, it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly. (________) But now kids with _______ are often heading home to carry on _______ video _____, because you need an MA where the previous job required a BA, and now you need a PhD for the other. It's a process of academic inflation. And it indicates the whole structure of education is ________ beneath our feet. We need to radically rethink our view of intelligence.

Solution

  1. playing
  2. laughter
  3. degrees
  4. shifting
  5. games

Original Text

Suddenly, degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job, it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly. (Laughter) But now kids with degrees are often heading home to carry on playing video games, because you need an MA where the previous job required a BA, and now you need a PhD for the other. It's a process of academic inflation. And it indicates the whole structure of education is shifting beneath our feet. We need to radically rethink our view of intelligence.

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