Some argue that parents should have ultimate authority regarding their children’s educations, on the grounds that parents are more trustworthy, and in a more legitimate position of authority, than any government officials could be. Critics of this notion argue that it is not a parent’s right to control the educational fate of their children, and furthermore that the intolerant religious traditions of some could serve to undermine a reasonably democratic multicultural society. A definition for starters: Education is the wise, hopeful and respectful cultivation of learning undertaken in the belief that all should have the chance to share in life. In the ‘formal tradition’ problems often occur where people are treated as objects to be worked on or ‘moulded’ rather than as participants and creators i.e. where education slips into ‘schooling’.
Norm spoke eloquently about CPE1’s victory in getting rid of an abusive principal, MORE, the problems with getting out a wide distribution newsletter, the Executive Board, the life of a caucus, the situation in Chicago, Los Angeles, contract vs social justice unionism, MORE’s Save our Union Conference, the UFT in the world where members don’t have to pay dues, his health (He’s fine!) and more that I can’t even remember.
Plato especially gives attention to the moral and ethical education of the men, later on Plato gradually widened the scope of his investigations by reflecting not only on the social and political conditions of morality, but also on the logical and metaphysical presuppositions of a successful moral theory.
An introduction to the philosophy of education (1966 edn.). New York: Free Press. As such education is a deeply practical activity – something that we can do for ourselves (what we could call self-education), and with others. When India reaches the top, the rest of the world will follow her naturally, without her having to intimidate anyone.
As society gradually attaches more and more importance to education, it also tries to formulate the overall objectives, content, organization, and strategies of education. That system of education was intended to create a class of Indians ready to help the British to rule the country, by accepting whatever is written in English, unquestioningly.