- Attempting to make a case for standards-based education, many have said that society is “built on standards.” Then, it is supposed, the learners must live in society. So if they are not up to standard, they cannot live well or at all. But wait! There is a shaky foundation here, for society is not “built.” Without this metaphor, the argument and its attendant institutions crumble in ruin. Here, the great collapsing edifice into which we march our youth!
- Two generations soon will awaken from the daze of their schooldays, like survivors from a crash. The first will not know what has happened, nor that he is bleeding from the head. The second will at once see the blood and all the damage done—to the one, then to himself.