Madeline lead an open forum session where we could talk about the topic of education and how it affects our lives with a strong underlying theme of the importance of teaching trigonometry.  Those of you who follow what happens in the UUCE congregation might not be surprised at how high the passion for including trigonometry in school curriculum can get in a discussion like this.

And I’m on my way, I don’t know where I’m goin’
But I’m on my way, takin’ my time, but I don’t know where” – Paul Simon

Here are a few comments from today’s discussion.  They are without attribution, partly because I generally avoid naming names but mostly because I can’t take notes fast enough for exact quotes.  But I will say that the first remark comes from a thoughtful person still actually attending High School and the rest of the comments come from people who left High School long ago.

I also remember Future Shock.  I never would have thought that it would be invoked 40 years later as a means of describing an election campaign voting proclivities, but there you are.  Alvin Toffler would be proud.

Peace,

Rick

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn” – Alvin Toffler Future Shock 1970