Thursday, August 28, 2008

Quotable: on eliminating diversity

Jay Taber sez:

Removal of the unusual and exclusion of the non-conforming is the primary purpose of state-sponsored education. Aboriginal knowledge centres, on the other hand, stress the importance of making a place for everyone and everything.

Promoters of superficial education like to pride themselves on the practicality of career-oriented institutions of higher learning, but one look at the world they created should give one pause to think.

As aboriginal cultures understand, knowledge cannot be fast-tracked; the path to wisdom is a slow, arduous undertaking. As more of us now realize, short cuts in learning are literally dead ends.

Given some of our own struggles as of late, it seemed like a very timely statement.

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