102 Words

by Tammy Drennan

Thinking about the meaning of education…

Education should, above all things, equip a child to become master of himself. After 12 or 13 years of schooling, what should emerge is a young man or young woman who is a confident decision-maker, adept in the integral skills of literacy, steeped in the history and ideas of humanity, deeply aware of how the natural world works, attuned to and afoot in areas of innate genius, respectful toward others, empathetic, kind, generous, excited by the accomplishments of fellow travelers, not easily led or misled, undaunted in the face of tyranny, hungry to gain further in knowledge and wisdom, humble before eternity.



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