"Addresses the very soul of educators; it will inspire every teacher and parent. . . 'Catholic' in the richest sense of the term-'open to all'" -- Theodore M. Hesburgh
"There is growing public demand for educational reform, but most proposals are limited to technical and piecemeal solutions-like how to raise math scores. Surely what is needed is a bold spiritual vision that renews the foundations of why and how we educate. Educating for Life addresses the very sold of educators; it will inspire every teacher and parent." -- Rev. Theodore Hesburgh President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame
"Thomas Groome in his new work continues to do what he has done exceedingly well in the past-to invite and encourage people to enter in dialogue around serious issues." -- Maureen Shaughnessy
From the Author
Current proposals for educational reform typically address the symptoms (i.e., how to raise math scores), and focus on money. And indeed, our nation should ensure that every child has fair access to good education, including educational technology. It's time to reach beyond symptoms to foundations of what, how, and why we teach. It's time to renew a humanizing and holistic vision for American education. And that brings us to the crux of the crisis. The most likely sources from which to draw a humanizing and holistic education are more spiritual than philosophical. At its best, education is a spiritual affair.