Liberating Education

Liberating Education

Liberating Education

Liberating Education

Excerpt

A twenty-eight-year-old shipping clerk from Queens, New York: "You become more active, more aware of people. You can change. You become sensitive and objective. You can take a stand. You become positive about life. If something goes wrong, you don't blame yourself."

A nineteen-year-old male from Long Island: "There's a line in an old Stevie Wonder song that says if you believe things you don't understand, you will suffer. Well, here you have a chance to understand. I don't take things at face value anymore. I go and I question."

A twenty-one-year-old woman from Winnetka, Illinois: "I can dispute facts with my friends. I realize that the men I know take too much for granted--assuming that housekeeping is for women, for instance. I am also beginning to understand the speech patterns of women: the coy young thing, being manipulative, acting dumb and naive."

These testimonials are not about the latest therapy. They are about something more modest--education. How could such feeling lie behind thinking? How could going to school be so full of life?

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