A Collection of Musings and Resources on Leadership Education (Thomas Jefferson Education)
Friday, August 26, 2011
In Our Zeal
"Nowhere with us are two out of twelve, much less sixteen out of twenty-four, school hours devoted to religious instruction Psalm, hymn, and catechism have departed; the Bible lesson is pared down to a shred; and in our zeal, we do not see that we have deprived the people of the classics, the metaphysics, the ethics--as well as the religion--peculiarly their own. Instead, we have put into their hands--"Readers"--scraps of science, of history, of geography--saw-dust, that cannot take root downwards and bear fruit upwards in human soil.