Stephen Downes

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Doug Noon, Borderland, Apr 09, 2012

From 20 years ago, a year or so after the fall of the Berlin Wall, David Orr wrote, "The plain fact is that the planet does not need more “successful” people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every shape and form. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these needs have little to do with success as our culture has defined it." Still true today. Thanks to Doug Noon for citing this and reflecting - with feeling - on the purpose of education.

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