Barnes Foundation

Listening to WHYY radio, Philadelphia, today on my way to work, May 16th, I heard a report by Peter Crimmins, about  the Barnes Foundation coming to Philadelphia.

Peter Crimmins gave an excellent overview about the move to Philadelphia and Barnes philosophy. One thing that struck me in his report was an audio clip from Dr. Barnes' about education:

Education is not primarily a preparation in youth for the future, but is a constantly developing process that covers the span of life, It's goal is to make what happens to us more understandable, more significant, by stimulating the initiative and inventiveness of each individual.

I also believe learning is a life long process too, not something you only do in school.

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