This week's topic as you think about Montaigne is education. As a twelve-year veteran of the system (assuming you began in kindergarten) you undoubtedly have your own opinions about education. How has your education helped you think? What practices are effective and what needs to be modernized? What do you think of this article on homework, which ran on the front page of The New York Times?
Here are some thoughts from Montaigne. Does his view on education surprise you? Does it seem like what you would expect from him? Do you agree/disagree with him? As you did last week (thanks for your comment, Alex!), please feel free to compare these ideas with what you read. Take notes on the ideas and the writing style, and remember that I will be hosting in-class essays on these topics during the first week of school, so if anyone has ideas or questions, please don't be shy-- start posting your comments now.