Monday, May 24, 2010

Quote: Home Education

From Part IV:(Some Habits of Mind -- Some Moral Habits) in Home Education (Charlotte Mason's Homeschooling Series):

or when the schoolboy 'crams' for an examination, writes down what he has thus learned, and behold, it is gone from is gaze for ever: as Ruskin puts it, "They cram to pass, and not to know; the do pass, and they don't know." ... this art of forgetting is not without its uses; but what of the schoolboy who has little left after a year's work but his place in a class-list?

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