In the News (from The New York Times): “Our Greatest National Shame” Our No. 1 priority must be education. That makes the new fiscal stimulus package a landmark, for it allocates more than $100 billion toward education. Education Secretary Arne Duncan argues: “We have to educate our way to a better economy, that’s the only long term way to get there.”
My Comment: It’ll be a real pity if this sum won’t bring any improvement. And chances are – it won’t, because in order to create a new education system, it’s necessary to create the right environment for every student – one that will elicit new, altruistic qualities in them (see the article “The Freedom”). In other words, schools must provide a full day of classes, and the children should only go home in the evening, to spend time with their parents and to sleep. In addition, the interactions among the kids should be organized according to a new, integral program that will teach them how to connect with society and to take every member of society into consideration.
However, in the above case, the money will be spent on the kind of education that turns children into various specialists, whereas the real problem lies in upbringing – how to turn a child into a Human Being.
(The above picture shows me together with my son and daughter. Both were raised in a Kabbalistic education system and now have successful careers in Kabbalah.)
Laitman.com Post: Schools Should Teach Children How to Become Human Beings
Laitman.com Post: Education Is the Only Thing That Can Change the World
Kabbalah Today Article: Spiritual Education
Kabbalah Today Article: The American Education System: “F” is for Failing
Kabbalah for Children
Baal HaSulam Paper: “The Nation”