Wield Words Well

by Eli Gemmill

May 28, 2021

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life” (Plato). This quote from the Greek philosopher Plato is applicable to a modern conflict taking place in our schools.

I get it. People are frustrated and angry and want change, and jumping on the BLM bandwagon seems like a simple and powerful way to do it.

“Once upon a time, all children were homeschooled,” points out freelance writer Rachel Gathercole. “They were not sent away from home each day to a place just for children but lived, learned, worked, and played in the real world, alongside adults and other children of all ages.”