allow “the control of human behavior.” 1
Decades later, we have an ingrained system
of schooling that doesn’t teach children how
to think but merely what to think.
Incidentally, educators who pursued the
philosophy of Rockefeller and Carnegie
began to favor the use of textbooks at the
inception of high school, departing from the
age-old philosophy of teaching students
from the classics such as Isaac Newton’s
Principia and the Bible.
LEARNING LIKE THE
FOUNDING FATHERS DID
In a similar light, you may have wondered
how so many of the Founding Fathers were
able to graduate from college so early in
life. The reason? High school didn’t exist
in the 1700s. Men like Thomas Jefferson
were able to graduate from college in two
years at age 18 because early on in their
education they learned how to think.
Jefferson, for instance, started studying
classical languages before he was 10 years
old; his education mainly comprised
grammar, logic, and persuasive public
speaking or “rhetoric.” Later on, he studied
with master attorney George Wythe, who
spent time mentoring the young Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson wasn’t taught simply
how to get good grades; rather, he learned
how to develop his own ideas about life,
society, and government.
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living. CIU has been able to continue
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