Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. —William Butler Yeats

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.


poet, Nobel Prize winner


Sandor from Bay area AUGUST 20, 2017
The content of education is not as important as what a child may do with the contant. The info presented may ignite a spark that will not only use the contant but transand it into something that may be new. Inspiration from a good tutor can be this ignition point. The future is not yet set. We are all in the learning curve.

Ann from MO AUGUST 10, 2017
Getting ready for a new year....

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