Hic et ubique terrarum

A great piece at Instapundit about education versus schooling, and how the disparity was addressed in centuries past.

My sister was homeschooled, was accepted at Stanford, and after a year or so decided to become a firefighter/EMT.  She travels the world, is certified as a divemaster, and spent last winter in Antarctica at McMurdo.  She learned valuable skills, taxpayers came out ahead, and she had a great time. 

UPDATE:  This is probably what the future looks like, assuming defenders of the status quo are unable to quash such sellers of learning via regulation.

posted by Dave on 12.27.10 at 07:59 AM


While I am not usually a "primitivist," I think it might be time to consider a return to the one room schoolhouse. There are still plenty of them sitting around abandoned as schools. Neighborhoods used to just pool their money and hire a teacher. The kids turned out better than they do today.

From where do we derive the idea that making something more complicated makes it better?

Eric Scheie   ·  December 27, 2010 1:24 PM

Another dubious idea is that the latest is the best.

"Dated" and "superseded" are not synonyms.

Brett   ·  December 28, 2010 7:52 AM

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