John Dewey on Education
John Dewey’s book Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of education should well-known to all Americans. Everyone concurs that democracy cannot exist without an educated citizenry. And this is a classic in its field. But almost no Americans are familiar with it.
And it is available instantly for free – via Amazon’s Kindle service. I just downloaded it for the PC Kindle application on my computer. From force of habit I prefer holding a paper copy in my hands, but maybe this will be an educational experience for me.
I can hear you now “But I don’t have any time!” Americans in Lincoln’s time used to love to educate themselves, and spent a lot of time on it.
The first victims of our present situation as been the Americans themselves. They have been eliminated – and everything has followed from that.