Monday, August 30, 2010

Cure Your Own

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class William Strickland, assigned to the medical staff aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), prepares a syringe to administer a dose of the annual flu vaccineThe truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it. Teaching may look like administering a dose, but even a dose must be worked on by the body if it is to cure. Each individual must cure his or her own ignorance.

-- Jacques Barzun (30 November 1907-), French-born American scholar, historian, critic and teacher, Reasons to De-Test the Schools," New York Times, 11 October 1988

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