Resistance

Clenton Farquarson: Mark Twain

Clenton Farquarson was born in Birmingham in 1964. He grew up in Birmingham and went to his local mainstream schools.

Here Clenton describes resisting the school culture’s impact upon him.

  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson
  • Clenton Farquarson
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/mark-twain.mp3

Transcript

And I remember thinking back about now – there’s a quote by Mark Twain, 'Don’t let your schooling interfere with your education'. And that for me, you know, I haven’t let my schooling interfere with my education but it’s only now, after really thinking about it. ‘Cause I was labelled as a slow learner, and that affected my schooling and how teachers perceived me and treated me and their behaviour towards me. And that whole culture within school affected my education.