Thursday, April 12, 2012

the purpose of education

Noam Chomsky is at it again: thinking!

"There have been many measures taken to try to turn the educational system towards more control, more indoctrination, more vocational training, imposing a debt, which traps students and young people into a life of conformity… That’s the exact opposite of [what] traditionally comes out of The Enlightenment. And there’s a constant struggle between those. In the colleges, in the schools, do you train for passing tests, or do you train for creative inquiry?”

(Thanks to Post Oak School parent Lana Rigsby for sending this along to me.)

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