kitchen table math, the sequel: knowledge is good

Thursday, March 15, 2012

knowledge is good

I was swapping emails with SAT Verbal on the subject of Chappaqua's new TARP program this morning when it hit me: there's a reason why "Knowledge is power" is a saying, and "Thinking is power" is not.

SAT Verbal agreed and pointed out that "Discussion is power" isn't a saying, either.


When you think about it, there are lots of things, in the edu-world, that have not become sayings and never will become sayings: things that are pretty much the exact opposite of a saying, as a matter of fact, if you take 'saying' to mean a brief and memorable observation that is actually true.


Accountable talk is power.
Lifelong learning is power.
Collaboration across networks and leading by influence is power.
Global awareness is power.
Promoting Powerful Professional Awareness to Support Student Success is power.

None of these things is a saying now, and none of them will become a saying in the future.

1 comment:

lgm said...

From a poster at a library, no author credited:

The more you read,
the more you know.
The more you know,
the smarter you grow.
The smarter you grow,
the stronger your voice,
when speaking your mind
or making your choice.