On Education

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."

B.F. Skinner, psychologist and advocate of behaviorism

“Since we can’t know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned."

John Holt, American educator and proponent of homeschooling and unschooling

“We may soon discover that all babies are born geniuses and only become degeniused by the erosive effects of unthinkingly maintained false assumptions of the grown-ups, with their conventional ways of"bringing up" and “educating" their young."

Buckminster Fuller, self-educated visionary, designer, architect, and inventor

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Published: January 24, 2007Last updated: January 24, 2007

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