# 2012-06-28 17:57:00, ulaca
Not from me, but from Karl Popper's
seminal work The Open Society and Its
Enemies, Volume II: The High Tide
of Prophecy: Hegel, Marx, and the Aftermath.
'While it is fairly clear that the politician should limit himself to
fighting against evils, instead of fighting for "positive" or
"higher" values, such as happiness, etc., the teacher in principle is
in a different position. Although he should not impose his scale of
"higher" values upon his pupils he certainly should try to stimulate
his interest in these values. Thus there is something like a romantic or
aesthetic element in education, such as should not enter politics. But though
this is true in principle, it is hardly applicable to our educational system.
For it presupposes a relationship of friendship between teacher and pupil, a
relation which each party must be free to end. The very number of pupils makes
all this impossible in our schools (and indeed the choice of schools is
severely restricted). Accordingly, attempts to impo...