WORTHY QUOTE | John Taylor Gatto: What is Education?

“Whatever an education is,

  • it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist;
  • it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges.
  • It should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life;
  • it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with;
  • it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.”

– John Taylor Gatto

© Una-Melina // Worthy Books & Things, 2013.
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3 Responses to “WORTHY QUOTE | John Taylor Gatto: What is Education?”
  1. I absolutely agree – and was just having a conversation the other day with my kids about the difference between “school” and “education”. Homeschooling does allow for this natural learning like no school building can.

  2. bryanajoy says:

    “How to live and how to die.”

    I love that. I finished reading N.D. Wilson’s “Notes From The Tilt-A-Whirl” earlier this week and he had a lot of wonderful things to say along those lines. He also mentioned how Western culture used to have a greater appreciation for the significance of death and how people used to plan their last words and their dying moments — their exits from the stage of the world, so to speak 🙂 Not a bad scheme, I suppose.

  3. akkida746 says:

    If you have consumed 23 yrs precious years in education then never let it go wasted, b’coz education teaches you to face challenges in life like you solve maths problems, so live every day of your life to fullest and always go ahead to achieve your targets..

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