"While the mindset of politicians and the mainstream educational reform initiatives is that education ought to ensure that our students are verbally, mathematically, and scientifically literate and proficient enough to 'compete in the global economy,' many educators, when asked, answer this question about the purpose of education with more complexity, nuance, and vision. They want schooling to enlighten, engage, and inspire. They want the education their students receive to lead them toward lifelong learning and help them to be critical and creative thinkers and good citizens. They want to impart their particular passion — whether for literature, history, science, math, foreign language, or the arts — so that their students may also fall in love with a field of study that opens their minds and hearts and gives them the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the world."
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For a humane world,
Zoe Weil, President, Institute for Humane Education
Author of Most Good, Least Harm, Above All, Be Kind, and The Power and Promise of Humane Education
My TEDx talk: “The World Becomes What You Teach"
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