"Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted."
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
This isn't the first time I've mentioned this quote from Lenin. I just have a few thoughts to share about it today.
I know when most read that quote from Lenin about planting the seed that will not be uprooted, they think of early childhood or at least before the high school years. Some think that 8 years (twice what Lenin requested) of "official" education at home should be more than enough to ground their children. Sometimes there is the fear of teaching high school. Teens might miss out on football games, proms, etc. Whatever the reason, teens are sometimes sent to public school for the high school years.
We don't stop to realize that in this day and age, those last four years are just as important in seed sowing as any other.
Just something to think about.
-- Royce Van Norman
Source: "School Administration: Thoughts on Organization and Purpose," Phi Delta Kappan 47(1966):315-16
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