Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Playing with Fire - Lapham’s Quarterly

Playing with Fire - Lapham’s Quarterly: "Students don’t go to school to acquire the wisdom of Solomon. They go to school to acquire a cash value and improve their lot, to pick up the keys to the kingdom stocked with the treasures to be found in a BMW showroom or an Arizona golf resort. Their education bears comparison to the procedure for changing caterpillars into silkworms just prior to their transformation into adult moths. Silkworms can be turned to a profit; moths blow around in the wind, and add nothing to the wealth of the corporation or the power of the state."

So very true, especially when you read stories like this. Sad, Oh, Yes but sadly not unexpected.

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