Education and Politics

“There be three things, yea four, for which Earth is troubled, for which she tosses in her sleep: the officious governor who requires of the governed what he does not require of himself; the prideful benefactor who grandly dispenses what is not his own; the convinced improver of the world who easily detects the deficiency of virtue in almost everybody else; and in the incurious teacher who ignorantly sows in his students seeds that he wouldn’t like to see sprouting in his own garden. All are tyrants.”

From Richard Mitchell’s “Foundations of Education 101”
from _The Underground Grammarian_
Vol. 8, No. 2
March 1984


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