Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Unsustainable Education

From Andrew Kern at Quiddity.

If you were to spend one hour writing notes about what makes us human and what makes life worth living, and then you examined what happens to a child in school, you would find considerable evidence that the developers of modern education hate human beings - hate the human soul, just as you would find evidence that the captains of industry hate the earth and the soil. As a mistress, sure; as a covenanted bride? Forget it.

Would be a good, but discouraging exercise. What does it mean to be human? If we deprive our children of things which help make up our humanness, do they become less human? If we deprive ourselves of things which help make us human, do we ourselves become less human?

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