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Schools aren’t teaching the most important subject for kids

Business Insider – Chris Weller

“Not too long ago, Jana Mohr Lone was at an education workshop in her hometown of Seattle when someone gave her a note. The note was written by a fifth-grade girl. As Mohr Lone read it, the girl’s words began to fill her with joy. “Ever since you left, I’ve been looking at my surroundings more and being careful about who I’m talking to and what I’m saying,” Mohr Lone later recalled, reading the note over the phone. “I’m thankful because you made me think deeper about things and care more about life.” Mohr Lone isn’t a guidance counselor or a therapist. She’s a philosophy teacher, the founding director of the University of Washington’s Center for Philosophy for Children, and the 20-year president of PLATO, a nonprofit focused on bringing philosophy to schools.”(more)

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