On Education

Sunday, August 31, 2008

This is an interesting article on formal education and learning. Obviously there are differing opinions on this subject; however, no matter where you stand on the issue, I have little doubt you'll find it thought provoking.

And if you are homeschooling this year, I just have to share these links:
Check out the great homescooling blogs at the Homeschool Blog Awards
I love Colleen's blog for new unschoolers.
More on unschooling
Don't miss this article by Joyce Kurtak Fetteroll
These are just a few fine resources I've stumbled upon lately. There are loads more out there. If you have a favorite please share it in the comments of this post.

And lastly, a few favored quotes:
Education is..."The inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent."
Josiah Stamp

"Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes."
Norman Douglas

"It is little short of a miracle that modern methods of instruction have not already completely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry…. I believe that one could even deprive a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness if one could force it with a whip to eat continuously whether it were hungry or not…"
Albert Einstein

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
Mark Twain

"Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire."
William B. Yeats, poet
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