It’s a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
A cat is more intelligent than people believe, and can be taught any crime.
Putting a computer in front of a child and expecting it to teach him is like putting a book under his pillow, only more expensive.
It’s summer! I only get three short months to goof off! I’m not going to waste these precious days reading books! (“Calvin and Hobbes”)
The supreme end of education, we are told, is expert discernment in all things – the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
I was convinced in the early sixties that what was wanted was a liberal education to give such students the wherewithal to examine their lives and survey their potential. This was the one thing the universities were unequipped and unwilling to offer them. The students’ wandering and wayward energies finally found a political outlet. By […]
Articulate words are a harsh clamor and dissonance. When man arrives at his highest perfection, he will again be dumb!