The more they manipulate, the more distorted & unwieldy it becomes.

By Barbara McCutchen

For Pete’s sake, some of the most esteemed educators in the history of the world taught in the 300’s B.C.  Socrates set up a basis for learning by the use of hypothesis & questioning until a non-contradictory answer could be reached…a method used in science & law studies for centuries. Then there was Plato and his student Aristotle (the father of Reason & individuality) and his Lyceum (place of lectures & learning).  How many students can even tell you who they were?

These efforts/achievements finally led to the Age of Enlightenment (e.g. John Locke), hence advancement in every field of endeavor, through the Industrial Revolution which lifted the standard of living for the masses within its sphere.

In other words the basis for teaching, developing challenging curricula was the bedrock from which Western Civilization and…

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