29 March 2016

The Educated Ignorant

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Artist - Gary Larson
If she was educated in our secular system, she will know nothing of history, or, if she does, she will know it only from her own twenty-first century perspective, or from the twenty-first century perspective of those who taught it to her. History is not about learning from the people of the past, their triumphs and their mistakes, but is about sitting in judgment on the stupidity of our ancestors, who are presumed to be unenlightened, or at least not as enlightened as she is or her teachers are. “What the people of the past believed to be immoral, we call being well-educated.”
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4 comments:

Ben Stapleton said...

It would be interesting to see you develop a curriculum for a history class.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I already have! We homeschooled 4 of our children and I was head of our history department. I also regularly serve as a consultant for my grandchildren's curriculum.

Thanks for the comment.

Ben Stapleton said...

Do you have anything you could share with your readers here? For those who are thinking about homeschooling or to combat Common Core?

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Ben - nothing specific about Common Core really. I would suggest doing a Google search. In regards to homeschooling sources, look at the list at the end of this post: http://oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com/2009/07/is-homeschooling-child-abuse.html