of Missouri's educational pioneer, William Torrey Harris.
William Torrey Harris was a philosopher and educator. He cofounded the St. Louis Philosophical Society and is considered one of Missouri’s most influential intellectuals during the nineteenth century.
The Ghost of Education Past
The Present State of Education
What do you get out of school? Here we sit, at the precipice of your fourth grade year...but where exactly are we? Why are we here?
Create a list of the benefits of a good education.
Create another list of the things/activities you don't like about school. Be ready to tell the class why the items on your list should be banned from school forever.
The Future of Education
One school, in Atlanta, Georgia, has some very innovative ideas. What about their school appeals to you? Do you agree with their philosophy and teaching style?
Design your own model school! How large are the rooms? What are the teachers like?