What is education?

While perusing some articles for my next Civic Issues Blog, which is about education equity and class stratification, I stumbled upon this quote that reminded me of last semester:

“My biggest concern . . . was the focus on testing and test results. I really did not want my kids to be labeled at that time, nor did I want them to focus on getting good test scores. Instead, I wanted them to feel the intrinsic value of knowing something, to want the reward of growing their own capabilities. I did not want them to judge their efforts based on other’s metrics.” –¬†Alesia Duncombe, a mother of four in Corvallis, Oregon.

I agree.


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