Thursday, September 28, 2006

Educaton's dirty hidden purpose...We all know that that education has some lofty goals, held in the hearts of many parents and teachers. We think of schools as having the purpose of lifting each child to his or her highest potential and to a life of meaning and fulfillment. But, we also know and seldom acknowledge that schools have other purposes as well, that prevent our loftier goals from having a chance of being fulfilled. If you would like to know a bit about education's dirty hidden purpose, there is a short paper written by John Taylor Gatto that will help you to understand what we are up against. "Against Schools: How public education cripples our kids, and why". I won't ask you to enjoy this paper, but I will ask you to read it. Then let's talk about how to change schools, how to empower our children, and how to become the parents and teachers that our children need and our futures require.

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