teach the kids to be persons so the bad guys can’t win….

I read this quote by Hannah Ardent today.

“The greatest evil perpetrated,” Hannah Arendt wrote, “is the evil committed by nobodies, that is, by human beings who refuse to be persons.”

It was in an article by Chris Hedges called Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System (read it).

When we don’t teach our children to think for themselves or encourage them wonder about things that WILL NOT BE ON THE TEST we limit them and we limit the future. Gil Scot Heron’s words ring true The Revolution will not be televised…And, even before The Revolution….the revolution does not come from what bits of shyte and managed ‘truth’ we learn from TV and its commercial media cousins or from blindly believing the rhetoric of any movement be it left or right….It comes when we know history, when we care enough about history to ask questions about its patterns, about the set story it tells…and and when we have roots enough in our own humanity and connections to find out what the stories say about us. Education is important. Public equal education for all children is so important. There is no future without that.

woody!

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~ by asmallfryup on April 11, 2011.

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