Essay On The Place Of English In Our Education System
The possibilities for improvement are inexhaustible... We are on the eve of a new approach to and reconstruction of the entire school education. Education, as it is established in most cases, not only does not contribute to the moral upbringing of youth, but acts inversely.In the Anglo-Saxon countries the schools are occupied mainly with the physical development of youth to the detriment of their mental development.There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.~ John Adams Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute.Believing others rather than themselves, and believing to be what they were cried up to be but really were not, they never became what they could have become.~ Petrarch The program of education is as broad as life itself.If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason’s and Dixon’s, but between patriotism and intelligence on one sight, and superstition, ambition, and ignorance on the other.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche A meaningless master’s degree has kept many from becoming true masters.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville The prevailing conception is that education must be such as will enable one to acquire enough wealth to live on the plane of the bourgeoisie.
That kind of education does not develop the aristocratic virtues.
Yes, the English language should be mandatory in schools, because it is important that Americans have one language in which they can all communicate.
Most business and government services are conducted in English.