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First Principles: I Know No Safe Depository of the Ultimate Powers of the Society But the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #28: Posing A Serious Question

Na/GloPoWriMo #28: Posing A Serious Questionby Michael Doyle Looking at the increased polarizationNoted as widespread across this nationThere is a serious question to be askedOne for which thinkers are now taskedWhat will it take in educationTo return civility to our … Continue reading

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The Positive and Negative Of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens

The Positive and Negative Contributions of Social Learning From Television and Other Screens:             The case is, more often than not, made that social learning from television and other screens is largely negative.   To the degree that the negative case … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Government Will Not Fail To Employ Education To Strengthen Its Hands and Perpetuate Its Institutions

“Government will not fail to employ education to strengthen its hands and perpetuate its institutions.” – William Godwin (1756-1836)

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Thought For the Day: Governments Have Ever Been Known To Hold A High Hand Over the Education of the People

“Governments have ever been known to hold a high hand over the education of the people. They know, better than anyone else, that their power is based almost entirely on the school. Hence, they monopolize it more and more.” – … Continue reading

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For Bill of Rights Day

For Bill of Rights Dayby Michael DoyleTo embark on teaching history of the pastEngages us with the things that lastThe best way of doing this of courseIs to teach things right from the sourceBefore going further, let me just sayHappy … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Are Two Types of Education; One Should Teach Us How To Make A Living and the Other How To Live

“There are two types of education; One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” – John Adams

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First Principles: There Are Two Types of Education; One Should Teach Us How To Make A Living and the Other How to Live

“There are two types of education; One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” ― John Adams      

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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … Continue reading

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On Understanding Children’s Literature

A wisely crafted tale invites its reader or listener, young and old, to inquire what good might be learned from the tale. On Understanding Children’s Literature by Michael Doyle The stories we have heard from childhood Are the classics of … Continue reading

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