WITH RESPECT TO EDUCATION
The education you
provide your children is the
can be no knowledge.
A book unread,
a technology not harnessed, a song never heard, a bridge never built,
may as well never
have existed, save in the mind of some dreamer. It
Your people have imagination, but to what end if not nurtured and funneled in a given direction?
The joy of learning, the excitement of discovery, is something you cannot, must not, deprive your children of.
If not them,
in the future will build the
If not them,
will your future doctors and nurses come from? A desire to heal is
Without an understanding
of the literature, poetry and philosophy of the past, with no exposure
to grammar or logic, where will your future writers
need a grasp of history, their own and
scientists. Where will they learn their
The mind is
gift. But without
The brain is a wondrous instrument, but requires honing to keep it sharp and functioning.
And it is worthless if not used.
is what great dreams, and great realities are made of, but without
the correct stimulation,
Would you really
deprive your children of the
I know you have
no discourse, no
learn by rote one subject and one subject only, which is confined to
And so I say to you - no, I beg of you -
Open your schools
no less than
and wisdom that education imparts,
And to yourselves.
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