So here's the thing, I'm in a History class, where I'm being told to follow the textbook. Every question I ask is answered with "the textbook says"... or "that's irrelevant" Or "Follow the Syllabus". A similar thing occurs to me in English, when we are asked to interpret Hamlet. The above behaviour by teachers is understandable in Physics or maths, or even Economics, but the two most speculative subjects, we are being told to conform to accepted views. Why ?, Why don't we question the textbook ?. My greatest regret is that the one subject (history) in which we are taught to question everything, has become syllabus bound. Even though there is nothing new under the sun, we should never underestimate the power of curiosity. .. I thought education was meant to encourage questions, not stifle them.