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“These ten maxims give us plenty of material–not for lectures, but for discussion. This gives an example of how current events should be used as opportunities to talk with our children. This kind of thing should be a part of the school curriculum. Students need to know how to follow an argument and detect fallacies for themselves [rather than accepting our opinions and arguments.] Just like every other function of the mind, reason needs raw material to work on, whether it comes in history or literature, or news of a strike or revolution. It’s crazy to send youths out to face a confusing world with nothing but one specialized skill, such as the ability to solve math problems.”

~ Charlotte Mason, Philosophy of Education

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