Education. Good, rounded education.
What is more important than literacy, numeracy, exam results and knowledge?
This is more important - this is fundamental to everything that should happen in a school - if we don't teach children to care, to be tolerant and build a better world we are wasting our time.
“I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot by high school and college graduates. So, I am suspicious of education.
My request is:
Help your children become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.”
– An excerpt of a letter written by a Holocaust survivor to educators, published in “Teacher and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author
Education is the future of the world. Nothing is more important.