Sep 25 2008
I adore LifeHacker. They have a sweet list of
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Lifelong Learning with Katie & Cyn
‘Education’ is something that some people do to others for their own good, trying to make them learn what they think they ought to know, cannot be reformed or carried out wisely or humanely, because its purpose is neither wise nor humane. A most fundamental human right is the right to decide for ourselves how we will explore the world around us, think about our own and other persons’ experiences, and find and make the meaning of our own lives. Whoever takes that right away from us attacks the very center of our being and does us a most profound and lasting injury. Education, with its supporting systems of compulsory and competitive schooling, all its carrots and sticks, grades, diplomas and credentials, now seems to me perhaps the most authoritarian and dangerous of all the social inventions of mankind. — John Holt