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Existing public school system falls short

March 23, 2013
The Marietta Times

For the better part of 85 years the tendency in American public schools has been to move away from a classical view of education in which knowledge was pursued as an end in itself. Instead we have moved toward a more "modern" view of education as preparation for a specific vocation or career. In keeping with this view, we have become inclined to see the only "useful" schooling as that which equips the student with the skills needed to become a "productive" member of society.



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