Creativity is, in fact, a disturbing force, demanding that absolutely everything be fair game for dismantling and re-creation—including the educational system. Teaching is difficult work, and as much as most teachers hate stifling individuality, they must still attempt to get diverse groups of young people to reach certain standardized objectives. Ignoring looming deadlines, opening the gates, and letting them all run wild seems a frightening recipe for disaster. What is more terrifying, however, is that fear of creativity could continue to maintain the status quo in an environment desperately in need of creative dismantling.
— Josh Barkey, a high school art teacher in North Carolina on the case for creative dismantling