“Education For Whom and For What”

“The goal of education, to shift over to Bertrand Russell, ‘is to give a sense of value to things other than domination,’ which means we regard ‘a child as a gardener regards a young tree, as something with a certain intrinsic nature, which will develop into an admirable form, given the proper soil, air, and light.’”

-Noam Chomsky, Chomsky on Mis-Education

Noam Chomsky gives a fascinating and important talk entitled “Education For Whom and For What” about two major possibilities for education.  For a funny and illuminating personal anecdote, go to minute 29-31.