It was my first course in college. Nervous and uncertain about how to navigate this new world, I examined the class syllabus, called the college bookstore, and ordered the required textbook for my course.
Perhaps, then, the solution to our educational woes is not the new, up-and-coming curriculum that every school is following, nor an increased emphasis on testing, nor the latest and greatest tech devices. Perhaps students just need truth.
From the Foreword of Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, in which he compares the dystopian visions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World....
One day, we must expect New York and Los Angeles will be as Carthage is now, laid low. As the centuries slide by, every civilized people forget or neglect the faith and the principles which raised them up to honor.