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Making Full Use of Your World of Opportunities, Now

“Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.”

A few months ago, I shared these words of the great American Philosopher John Dewey with the 2016 Graduating Class of my former Community College, as I sought to impress upon their young lives that education is about the incremental attainment of a better you. 44 more words


John Dewey and F.M. Alexander

John Dewey (1859-1952) was required reading in my pedagogy courses at Bowling Green State University in the mid-1970’s.  I wonder if he is still read by undergrads. 271 more words

Free Minds

Belief in intellectual freedom where it does not exist contributes to complacency in virtual enslavement.

John Dewey

#twisdom #liberty


Record of Authority

The world has suffered more from leaders and authorities than from the masses.
John Dewey

#twisdom #democracy


Continuous Reflection

As 2016 came to an end, my inbox was inundated with advice – things I should buy, resolve, change and appreciate. I’m sure yours was filled with similar items. 269 more words

Wilmington Montessori School


An excerpt from BAWS, Vol.4

There are various forms of Government known to history—Monarchy,
Aristocracy and Democracy to which may be added Dictatorship.
The most prevalent form of Government at the present time is… 2,493 more words

BAWS Excerpts

What the Washington Post's Editorial Promoting School Privatization Neglects to Consider

In an editorial earlier this week, Fred Hiatt the editorial page director of the Washington Post, endorses marketplace school choice along with Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education. 1,414 more words

Keeping Public Education Public