Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

Educational Blockade: New York Style

Posted by Dale Kuehne on May 3, 2012

One of the most important tasks of a nation is the education of our children. In this Signposting we look at a sobering critique of American education by former New York City educational Chancellor Joel Klein. We must take stock of the problem in order to find a way forward.

(Our next Signposting highlights a promising educational development)

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/06/the-failure-of-american-schools/8497/

I’m questioning my education
Is my education who I am now?
While you’re deciding, I’ve been finding
Looking around in the here and now.

If I’ve been taught from the beginning
Would my fears now by winning?

I’m questioning my own equation
Is my own equation relevant somehow?
The flags are waving, the news is breaking
See the man who can’t pick out his own tie

If I’ve been taught from the beginning
Would my fears now be winning?
A wild world, figuring out the answers
I’ll be in my own dance and I, I, yeah, I, I….

I’m questioning my education
Rewind and what does it show?
Could be, the truth it becomes you
I’m a seed, wondering why it grows


Education by Pearl Jam from Lost Dogs (2003)

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