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Friday, February 16, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On His Pubic School Education

During my thirteen years in public education (I spent two years in seventh grade), I was at best an average student. I didn't apply myself because I resented being told what I had to learn. I preferred to pursue my own interests such as writing and reading fiction. I didn't care what the inside of a frog looked like, how to say "girl" in Latin, or knowing the 1948 gross national product of Spain. When I got to college, I learned a lot of useless stuff under the false belief that an impressive college transcript would somehow accrue to my benefit. As they say, live and learn.

Thornton P. Knowles

3 comments:

  1. On his WHAT school education?????

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  2. Now don't split hairs, folks! Seriously, though, Thornton makes a good point about the validity of education. i suspect deep down it's just a state-run baby-sitting service kept going in connivance with parents.

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