Learning is a choice. I receive many letters from parents respecting the education of their children. At the same time, though, when Douglass calls slavery a “poor school for the human intellect and heart,” he’s reminding people that while slaves might often not seem to be as smart or as well-spoken as white people, this isn’t their fault.
Neither new attitudes of teachers toward their pupils nor the proliferation of educational hardware or software (in classroom or bedroom), nor finally the attempt to expand the pedagogue’s responsibility until it engulfs his pupils’ lifetimes will deliver universal education.
To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious natureâ€”this is alike the aim of parent and teacher.
These ceremonies and the National Statuary Hall will teach the youth of the land in succeeding generations as they come and go that the chief end of human effort in a sublunary view should be usefulness to mankind, and that all true fame which should be perpetuated by public pictures, statues, and monuments, is to be acquired only by noble deeds and high achievements and the establishment of a character founded upon the principles of truth, uprightness, and inflexible integrity.
Any genuine teaching will result, if successful, in someone’s knowing how to bring about a better condition of things than existed earlier. While comparing both my mom and step dad with the set of education that they have it really shows me how having an education really is the key to having a successful future.