To me, the desk symbolizes everything that is wrong with education:
- one size fits all.
- all the information comes from the teacher.
- you learn only by sitting down and reading or writing, etc.
- don't move.
- don't talk to other students.
- do the same thing that everyone else is doing.
Here is a picture of what desks looked like when I went to school:
The desks of my youth are not that different from the ones from a hundred years ago.
Sure, it is a creative design, but how practical is this? It is really not that different from the desk of my youth, except that it has less storage, but a bigger place to tie my running shoes. My latte would tip over on this design.