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    • Walker Percy on How to Recover Education

      Walker Percy on How to Recover Education1

      Why is it that so many students in the modern American education system say that school is “boring”? Aren’t they learning about the most fascinating aspects of our world? Isn’t part of human nature, as Aristotle teaches, to desire to know? In his brilliant essay “The Loss of the Creature,” the novelist and philosopher Walker

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    • Veteran Teacher: Here’s What’s Wrong with Traditional Schooling

      Veteran Teacher: Here’s What’s Wrong with Traditional Schooling1

      For 19 years, I was a master of time. Down to the minute, I controlled time for others and used it to meet my and others’ ends, irrespective of the desires of those in front of me. In short, I was a public-school teacher, and controlling time was my talent. Although I and other adults

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    • Making Meaning Is the Antidote to Troubled Feelings

      Making Meaning Is the Antidote to Troubled Feelings1

      A contemporary writer on Stoicism, Ryan Holiday, recently observed: Professional writers quickly learn one reality of the job: you have more bad days than good days. It’s the rare day that the writer finds that the words come out exactly the way they were in their head. More often, one is disappointed, distracted, struggling, committed

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