“Learning as Freedom” in the New York Times

Screen Shot 2015-12-19 at 12.58.20 PM“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.