Thursday, February 03, 2005

I was just reading Derrick Jensen's Reading, Writing and Revolution. He writes:

education...from its latin root e-ducere means "to lead forth" or "to draw out." ...Closely related is seduce which means "to lead astray....if we were honest, departments of education should be called departments of seduction, for that is what they do: lead us away from ourselves.

This is a beautiful book on how to teach creative writing and critical thinking; but it's also a grave indictment of what education has become.

Obviously, I have become a fan.

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