Wisdom is the fruit of a balanced development. It is this balanced growth of individuality which it should be the aim of education to secure. (Alfred North Whitehead, 19th-20th century English mathematician)

Education is one of those highly explosive topics for discussion today. Federal and state agencies are wrestling with the issue, and it seems Whitehead’s counsel would be helpful to follow. Balance is often hard to achieve in any endeavor. (Just ask a high balance beam gymnast.) It may be even more difficult to achieve in life unless we look at all sides of the issues.

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding . . .. He sets the standards for fairness (Proverbs 2:6; 16:11b)