Notable Quote: J. Gresham Machen
J. Gresham Machen on the educational changes brought about by John Dewey’s writings, changes that plague us today . . .
The child-centered notion of education seems to involve emancipation from a vast amount of drudgery. It used to be thought necessary to do some hard work at school. When a textbook was given to a class, it was expected that the contents of the textbook should be mastered. But now all that has been changed. Storing up facts in the mind was a long and painful process, and it is indeed comforting to know that we can now do without it. Away will al drudgery and all hard work! Self-expression has taken their place. A great discovery has been made—that discovery that it is possible to think with a completely empty mind.
Part of an address to the Bible League of London, 1932