STOP AND THINK – The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically… Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. (Martin Luther King Jr, 20th century civil rights leader)
Readin’, writin’, and ’rithmetic. Indeed, those are essential elements in the what of learning—some of the core material you really need to know. But from the earliest days of formal training, education was seen to be a lot more than mere book “larnin.’” The goal is useful application of information for a life of self-improvement and benefit to society.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. (Proverbs 13:14)