“Timing is everything, in education as in many other fields. It’s not enough to teach well. You have to teach well to kids who are ready to learn, kids who are developmentally ‘ripe’ for learning.”
- Boys Adrift by Leonard Sax

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Daily Food for Thought

"We will choose in our lifetimes between an era of aristocracy and an era of freedom. And it will be the regular people who choose. Even those who feel powerless and without resources are making the choice.

The choice is simple, if not easy. It is as simple as: fearing the news versus turning it off and studying the great thinkers. It is as simple as being dependent on a job versus thinking like an entrepreneur. The hallmark of aristocratic society is a mass of people who consider themselves limited, stuck, inferior. The hallmark of freedom, in contrast, is the individual who puts aside labels or limits and lives his/her dreams. The American dream is not a government program—it is a state of mind, a choice to be better and work harder and be independent.

America is not in economic crisis so much as it is in freedom crisis. Will our generation turn to government to solve our crises, or to ourselves to apply initiative, ingenuity, tenacity and risk to building a better world? Our grandchildren will inherit an aristocracy or a free nation—whichever we give them."

- Oliver DeMille The Era of Liberals and Conservatives is Over

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