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


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

The Übermensch and the Nazis

AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto

Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power

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