Confessions of an Ex-schoolteacher

What is the good of learning if in the process we are destroying ourselves?  ~J. Krishnamurti I had a commonsense realization a few months into my full-time advertising career. Advertising breeds consumerism, and consumerism is destroying the world, or at the very least not helping to make it a better place. I was a writer, […]

I Never Imagined…

The word school, he pointed out, comes from skholē, the Greek word for ‘leisure.’ ‘We used to teach people to be free,’ he said. ‘Now we teach them to work.’ — Benjamin Hunnicutt Lately I’ve been imagining a student who is free to learn whatever and wherever (s)he likes whenever (s) is ready. I imagine it will be my […]