“Memorization is a tool for learning, yes. But it must never supplant or supersede a life of ideas; especially in the early years of a child’s education. If the child is a person, he must do the work of a person – not a parrot. We owe it to our young people to expand their horizons, to give them new ideas to think about, to lay out for them wide open fields of study.”
Read this insightful article and be encouraged!