A Letter to Mortimer Adler
Dear Mr. Adler,
Good afternoon Mr. Adler my name is Marcia Tejeda I am a student at Hostos Community College and recently I read your essay “schooling is noeducation” in which one you explain what an educated person is and how they get the education for life. I wanted to write you to tell you my opinion and understanding about you essay “Schooling is not Education”Before exposing my thoughts of the essay I took the time to investigate about your life. Something that caught my attention was that you dropped school at age 14; I read that you hoped to become ajournalist, and that was when you decided a few years later to take some classes at Columbia University to improve your writing. Also, Columbia awarded you with honorary doctorate because of thequality of your writings. As a professor at Columbia, you wrote numerous books about Western philosophy and religion, as well as your own works of philosophy.
According to you the young can be preparedfor education in the years to come, but you believe that just mature men and women can become educated with the beginning of the process of their 40’s and 50’s.
In another of your paragraph in“Schooling Is Not Education” You assert that young student are not educated because their immaturity. You claim young adults realize how little they learned in school and then they know that was somethingwrong with school or they realize that they did not spend a quality time there. I found very interesting that you believe for continue an education after school you have to read and discuss.
After Iread your essay several times I agree with you that there is a difference between schooling and education. What I could understand with this essay is that you explain schools nowadays are teaching thebasic for the education to prepare you mentally or for a job. Many teachers put their efforts for students pass every subject with good grades, not knowing that many students don’t understand....
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