Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Some Questions About Education and a Hint of an Answer

What is the difference between a vision of education and a sinister program of behavioral modification?
Does an education which refuses to define itself as a neutral tool for individual success necessarily become instead a transformation of its students into tools of a higher operation envisioned by the framers of the education?

[to be filled in: why would anyone take such appalling questions seriously in the first place, when everyone already knows that education is a great good, even one of the supreme goods of a society? and that an education which answers to no fundamental vision only succeeds in arming all the combatants of history with greater and more destructive cleverness?]

A vision of education is not a plan for the betterment of society, but the provision of society with a dwelling within which questions of betterment have a home.