Bruli, hanging. Blanchard, Haiti. May, 2014Bruli, hanging. Blanchard, Haiti. May, 2014

“Against the grain of current educational fetishes foresting children’s cognitive abilities, measuring their factual knowledge, and quantifying their skills acquisition, I plead for the according of higher priority to children’s inner lives. I ask to uphold their birthright to wonder and question and to make up their own “superheroes.” Let them experiment and and be wrong but in their own terms so that it is they who want to find better answers (this is how Socrates does it in the Meno). –  Ellen Handler Spitz, ‘The Brightening Glance: imagination and childhood, Anchor Books, 2006. p.227