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Woodrow Wilson, The Spirit of Learning, 1909.

Some things never get old.

Happy Friday.

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Years ago when I was completing my credential program, I had to turn in a portfolio. This portfolio had to open with a quote that related to my philosophy on education. I chose this.

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKailyn

Love that one!

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

I thought the point of education was to make us elitist and unpatriotic.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Wise words never get old.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSybil Law

Funny how some folks want us to believe that.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKailyn

Great words, the unfortunate thing is that Woodrow's favorite movie was "Birth of a Nation" and his foreign policy (often described as "Wilsonian"} was the inspiration for P{resident Bush going into Iraq. But yes, compared to the strength of this quote it has nothing to do with it or him and in fact would be a logical fallacy if used to refute the quote. But I'm a history nerd, so there is that.

March 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRW

Love that... and try my best to live it.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

Sigh... too many people think that for me to even laugh at the idea.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

I knew that about "Birth of a Nation". And of his foreign policy... being a history nerd myself.

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

And right after I hit POST COMMENT I said to myself, "that's the act of a stupid little pedant RW," but couldn't take it back. You can always visit my blog and even the score...

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRW

1. Stupid. 2. Little 3. Pedant
The three LEAST likely words I would use to describe you. Also, I'm too embarrassed to admit that I keep "losing" your blog. I'm a simple minded person.

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFaiqa

A quote like this reminds me of the manner in which Frank Lloyd Wright designed his architecture school. He expected his architects to not just be able to discern appropriate angles and build sound structures, but they were supposed to be students of the world. He required them to study literature, music, and public speaking. They attended regular cultural events. Then they translated this into their architecture. Assignments were: read Dantes Inferno. Now design a performance hall using the spirt and elements of Dante's Inferno. Crazy, huh? Crazy AWESOME if you ask me.

Yes, Frank Lloyd Wright was also an eccentric, egomaniacal genius but he was still a GENIUS.

March 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

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