Several years ago, I read a collection of essays called Sons & Mothers that I picked up at the book sale. I marked this quote from it to share:
“I also believe that C-minus is the top mark for motherhood. Each generation strives to build faster, cleaner planes, trains, and automobiles and to be better parents than their own. Without this margin for error, there can be no growth, no development” [as a species].
This is hard for me to swallow as a quintessential 4.0 overachiever student type. I like A’s dangit! 😉
On a related note, check out this wonderful post from my homeschooling friend that draws parallels between evolving technology and the not-evolving nature of education. It is just full of awesome.