What Education Could Be Like in a Free Society
We’re pleased to announce that on Sunday, February 28, 2016, Great Connections Founder and President Marsha Familaro Enright will be guest lecturing at The Maryland Objectivist Society on “The Collectivist Control of Education and What Education Could Be Like in a Free Society.”
Her talk coincides with the International Students for Liberty Conference (ISFLC) in Washington, D.C., where we will be exhibiting to promote The Great Connections Seminar in Chicago. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out both events.
In her talk, Ms. Enright will discuss how public education costs most of us a pretty penny in taxes, yet yields poor outcomes:
- making many of us pay twice – first in taxes and then in private school tuition;
- depriving of choice the children of the less well-off, who can’t escape to private schools;
- failing to provide crucial knowledge, reasoning power, motivation, and work skills.
As technology drives the job market, requiring higher and higher skills, the situation is only getting worse — more and more individuals are being left behind, unable to adequately and honorably support themselves.
In her talk Ms. Enright will address:
- What’s driving the decline in the quality of education — the historical, economic, psychological and political factors;
- The bright spots of hope and the real reasons for optimism in our current educational situation;
- The surprising picture of what education could be like in a freer society, with some ideas as to how to get there; and
- What individuals can do to hasten this better future for them and their children.
Come to hear and meet Marsha as well as other concerned parents, taxpayers and civic minded individuals about what can be done to create a better future in education.
Marsha Familaro Enright is an author and speaker on, among other topics, human development, psychology, and creativity. Many of her interviews are available to watch online.
She is the creator of The Great Connections Summer Seminar, a week-long, liberal arts course for students 16 and up, focuses on classic texts across the ideological spectrum, including those of the philosophy, economics, politics, and history of freedom. Its evidence-based discussion principles significantly increase student reasoning power, as well as collaborative work skills. The program has a transformative effect on most students who attend, radically increasing their autonomy.
WHEN: Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WHERE: PGAMA, Executive Boardroom – 9685 Gerwig Lane Columbia, MD 21046