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Keep This Man Away from Your Children

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by Sam Smith

Forget about creativity, imagination, insight, judgment, wisdom, history, culture, ethics or consideration, according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, data is what we need to teach our children. He told a research conference last June, "I am a deep believer in the power of data to drive our decisions. Data gives us the roadmap to reform. It tells us where we are, where we need to go, and who is most at risk."

PLATO'S ADVICE TO ARNE DUNCAN

Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by that which amuses their minds so that you may be better able to discover the peculiar bent of the genius of each - Plato

— Sam Smith
Progressive Review/Undernews
2009-09-23
http://www.prorev.com/indexa.htm


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