The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

~Martin Luther King, Jr.


3 thoughts on “Education:

  1. I agree with Dr. King, and would offer that a balance of knowledge and wisdom is critically needed within education. So many times, educators are far too worried with facts and regurgitation of information and fail to build a foundation for self managing in students. It is important to provide experiences that develop the skills to become independent learners and to develop a platform from which to pull appropriate skills and appropriate use. I know we’ve discussed this point before, but, to me, knowledge and wisdom are not synonymous. Wisdom implies the ability to ascertain appropriateness that knowledge cannot know.

  2. @Dimitri: This quote is definitely a personal favorite.

    @Taj: agreed. Too often children, especially our children (children of color), are taught what to think instead of how to think. It is often the fuel of the system and of “the man.” A people who are unable to think for themselves–and I mean critically, analytically think from a multidimensional –they are unable to recognize and fight against social and political injustices. Working with younger children obliges me to strive to foster their thought processes and their ability to think freely. I try not to stunt the growth of their minds. If you just sit back and listen sometimes you would be surprised of how much children know and what they are already capable of.

    Teachers who teach children how to think are fundamental to the uplifting of our communities and our people.
    Also, charater education is a necessity to child development and productive people of the future!

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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