“Learning as Freedom” in the New York Times
“Who wants to attend school to learn to be ‘human capital’? Who aspires for their children to become economic or military resources? Dewey had a different vision. Given the pace of change, it is impossible (he noted in 1897) to know what the world will be like in a couple of decades, so schools first and foremost should teach us habits of learning.In March, a task force organized by the Council on Foreign Relations tried to reframe the problems of the nation’s public schools as a threat to national security.” Read the full article here.