Thanks to Ian Yorston for bringing this article to my attention…
Some of the strangest debates or memes about education that pop up now and then are about the idea of students sitting in rows. You don’t have to look too far to find people aligning this commonplace desk configuration along the axis of evil.
Only recently I came across a tweet that mentioned children sitting in rows in a list of features of modern schooling that included compliant, submissive….
It’s just the weirdest thing. But it’s not uncommon. Sitting rows = factory schooling, 19th C, Gradgrindian, ‘Victorian’ – all intended as pejoratives.
Read the full article here: The Timeless Wisdom of Sitting in Rows | teacherhead