Good Morning August 18

I ran across two important questions in a blog I read last week that really stir one’s thinking. “What is it that we’re trying to accomplish via education and children? Although it might seem like an obvious question,” the author wrote, “surprisingly enough the question is rarely asked. (and) What kind of adults do you want your children to be when they grow up? Figuring out the answer to that question will go a long way in determining the goal and scope of education.” The problem is that we really don’t want to ask these questions because they impact the whole direction of society as well as the lifestyle we’ve created. I think back, at times, to the educational goals of an ancient Jewish father. He had three primary responsibilities toward his son. He would see that he learned to read so that he could read the Scriptures. He would teach him a trade so that he could support his family. And He would find him a wife so he could start a family. I’m not sure that he was all that far off in his goals for life. I don’t think we are going to make drastic changes anytime soon, but it does give us something to ponder.

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