Chris Hedges’ Quotation on Education

This graphic just popped up in my private Facebook feed.

It is the best thing that I’ve read in a very long time.

So I’m tossing it up here for safekeeping. And sharing.

To make it easy on you–if you’re  a geek like me and like to have the words handy, here’s the text with the citation:

“We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success,” defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.” ― Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle  (Kindle version)


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