Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dear Teachers... by Haim Ginott, "Teacher and child", 1972

Dear Teachers... 

I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes have seen what no one should ever have seen. Gas chambers, built by approved engineers. Children, poisoned by university-educated doctors. Infants, killed by registered nurses. Women and babies, shot to death and burnt by people with a college degree. Therefore I am suspicious of education. My demand is that teachers help their students to become truly human. Your efforts must never yield studied monsters, educated psychopaths, learned Eichmanns. To learn how to read, write and count is only important if serving to make our children more human.

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