"The secret in education lies in respecting the student." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
In early September, Patrick Higgins asked, "What is the Obligation of Schooling?"
I posed his question to my Current Events class and shared their responses in a previous post.
This morning I happened upon the "official" blog of New York City students and found a thoughtful reflection on this same question.
Our young people are expressing their opinions. We just need to listen.
"Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion." -Allan Bloom