I recently came across a blog from Issac M. Moorhouse. He and I share a lot of values I think as we both have a healthy belief in common sense and freedom.
A recent post entitled Education and Bike Riding is typical of his writing and thinking. Here’s an excerpt.
If education is meant to play a similar role – a partially simulated reality to prepare students for the “real world” – it seems a highly successful education would have two features we almost never see:
1 – It would be incredibly short
2 – It would be very hard to tell when it ended
If the goal is to prepare for life – i.e. to make education unnecessary – the faster the simulation can transition into the real, the better. And if living well is the aim, it would seem odd to spend a lot of time learning how in a simulated world and then abruptly be sent out into the real world without dabbling in it with increasing frequency until it began to replace education.
This of course is similar to my thinking over the years. Check out the whole post, it’s really good stuff.