Public Education: Start Again

If you could start from zero, what would public education look like?

Amen, Brother!

Posted by Stephen Dill on September 21, 2010

The Dalai LamaThis from a series of questions asked the Dalai Lama on his Facebook Page:
Question: How can we teach our children not to be angry? —Robyn Rice, GRAND JUNCTION, COLO.

His Holiness: Children always look to their parents. Parents should be more calm. You can teach children that you face a lot of problems but you must react to those problems with a calm mind and reason. I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.

Can I hear an Amen for that observation!

One Response to “Amen, Brother!”

  1. Jamie Cook said

    I agree that parents must demonstrate the behavior they want to see from their children. We must always remember that our example speaks far more powerfully than our words. Children recognize hypocrisy at an early age.

    I also agree that our educational system should support the development of the whole person and not just academic areas. That being said, I think far too often parents expect the educational system to do everything for them and don’t take enough personal responsibility for their children’s personal growth and education.

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