Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Is Higher Education A Good Thing?

That seems to be the new question in education debates.  I wrote about it in February and then again in May.

I have some extra thoughts about education in general.   We should NOT accept the new view of education as pretty much just what corporations want their workers to learn.  We should fight that view, because real education matters far too much to be given such a narrow interpretation.  Besides, what the corporations want from us can change in a flash.

Education should teach us how to think and how to judge information we receive.  And all children should be taught arts, music and physical education, because they make our lives better and are an important part of being members of homo sapiens.