Thursday, 14 April 2016

Half A School

"Diyo" oil lamp “I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot by high school and college graduates. So, I am suspicious of education.

"My request is:

"Help your children become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.”

(From a letter written to teachers by a Holocaust survivor. Teacher and Child, Haim Ginott.)

(Photo courtesy of Sam Shrestha and Wikimedia Commons.)
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