Some truth lives more in the doing, some in the knowing. I went to a college that used discussion as the main mode of learning for the students. To prepare for class, we would all read the same text of a great thinker, one who wrestled with the deepest questions of human existence. We would … Continue reading Dialectical Learning
Finding the question is such an important part of the thought-process. The answer is worthless without it. When I read a book, I may not understand how the author attempted to answer the question. But if I come away with an understanding of the question, I judge that I have succeeded in reading the book. … Continue reading Questioning the Question
Interesting question: Is education–real education–worth it?
Sometimes in life we need to face difficult truths. If we have been on the wrong side of an issue, we need to be open to change, and open to declaring an “about-face.” Even if it hurts!
And so, after thirty years of teaching and promoting education, after thirty years of giving largely unsolicited advice to parents about educating their children, after thirty years fighting an uphill battle to help market education for struggling schools that purport to “educate,” I think it is now time to consider a different point of view. Do we really need to educate our children?
Why not just baptize them and give them a good training?
There is no need to pull down the current institutions of learning – our current schools colleges and universities. No need whatsoever, because they have all already abandoned education for at least a century now…that is, they have abandoned…
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Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. –Ray Bradbury ____________ Library Escape You know those days you need to get lost in a forest? Life’s been on you for a couple of busy weeks, and you’re not sure when it’s going to end. You just need to get away, somewhere … Continue reading Library
The value of an education… is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks. ~Attributed to Albert Einstein ____________ Education A wise woman once complained to me that the problem with the education system in the United States is that we no … Continue reading Education