All in From the Magazine
As the first women to produce published translations of the Aeneid and the Odyssey, Sarah Ruden and Emily Wilson are history-makers.
Wendell Berry on the inherent comedy in formal schooling, teaching that cultivates sympathy, and the importance of Apprenticeship
I’m now old enough to look back on over half a century in the world of education as either a student or a teacher. It’s hard to make this backward glance without cynicism or to look ahead without despair. All this time the trend lines by almost any standard measure bent ever lower and lower, while the language of reform never failed to beat upon the ear. This world of education, and all the reformers in it, seem to divide themselves roughly into two groups: those who believe that in technology, brain research, mega-data, or some research-based breakthrough we will discover new tools and approaches that will revolutionize the way we learn and teach, and those who believe that recovering “the lost tools of learning” will spark another Renaissance and turn those trend lines around.
The power of cinema is priestly and connects what is in motion to what is beyond motion.