Thursday, November 6, 2008

"For thousands of years, in thousands of places,
families educated their own. 

This tradition changed not because a better method was found,

but because economic conditions required it. 

To work one had to leave ones children. 

Ones children, furthermore, had to be trained for tasks no one in their purview could be seen doing. 

For these reasons institutionalized schooling was invented,

and while it adequately addressed a set of economic problems,

it inspired a new set of human ones that are psychological, emotional and even spiritual in nature"

-David Guterson

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