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Author(s): Michael A Simpson

Journal: Curationis
ISSN 0379-8577

Volume: 8;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 36;
Date: 1985;
Original page

ABSTRACT
I’ll do something rather dangerous today, and something very unusual for a major national expert in education. I’ll tell the truth about education. It’s not a pretty story, because it’s a story of murder. Soul murder; the persistent diminution of the natural spirit of inquiry; the solemn clipping of wings; nurturing bonsai brains, preparing not for growth and creation throughout life, but sedation for the long littleness of life. John Kenneth Galbrath once said: I f you can’t always comfort the afflicted — sometimes its useful to afflict the comfortable.
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