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Should Education Lead to a Job?

Having raised four children in the ‘50s and ‘60s, reading the education babble in “Teaching Kids to Think” makes me want to curl up in a fetal position on the floor and practice primal screaming.

My children were taught that nonsense. My son graduated from Berkeley with a “B” average, but could not spell. He taught himself by reading copiously in the 10 years after graduation.

My grandchildren are college graduates and in about the same boat. When will it ever end?

Would they take a musically gifted child to the piano and say we won’t memorize the notes or the recommended fingering; we won’t memorize Mozart or Hayden. Think for yourself and you will write etudes and symphonies?

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If they live long enough.

ALEXANDER M. LOGAN

Pasadena


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