080: Persuasion, Prussia, and the Purpose of Education (SAT Writing Class Rant)

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PICTURE: Friedrich Nietzsche had eyebrows, mustaches, and ideas that all eventually grew out of control.

In my SAT class last Saturday (2-19-11), a student pulled out an interesting essay question: "Is the purpose of education to change the world?"

At this point, I was compelled to tell a story.

Bumper Music:
"Room At the Top" Adam Ant

Look Closer:

Nietzsche's Superman
https://www.msu.edu/user/bradle45/nietzsche.htm

The Übermensch and the Nazis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch

AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto
http://www.spinninglobe.net/againstschool.htm

Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power
http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/travis_denneson/power.html

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