Re: Extropian Education

Terry Donaghe (
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 11:27:08 -0800 (PST)

---Leon Boey <> wrote: >
> does anybody think teaching critical thinking at a young age (<>6)
would be
> helpful?
> perhaps it would bring about a more extropian society?
> if yes, how do you think it could be implemented?
> leon
Teaching children is the responsibility of parents. If parents wish to pass some that responsibility on to a school, they should have the choice of what kind of education they wish their children to have.

I think teaching young children critical thinking skills is a GREAT idea, but when you begin talking about teaching ALL children in such a manner, you're inevitably talking about forced, government provided education.

If all children were taught critical thinking skills in government schools we would create a generation that would be able to see through the government's propoganda, and thus realize that government mandated, tax-payer financed education is irrational.

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