A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 02, 2015
“People think of education as something they can finish”

"People think of education as something they can finish” is a saying that has been printed on GIFs. American author Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) said in a 1988 conversation with journalist Bill Moyers for the television series A World of Ideas:

“That’s another trouble with education as we now have it. People think of education as something that they can finish. And what’s more, when they finish, it’s a rite of passage. You’re finished with school. You’re no more a child, and therefore anything that reminds you of school—reading, books, asking questions—that’s kid’s stuff. Now you’re an adult, you don’t do that thing any more.”


Wikipedia: Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov (/ˈaɪzɨk ˈæzɨmɒv/; born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov; circa January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was prolific and wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.

Asimov wrote hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov’s most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series.

Wikipedia: Bill Moyers
Billy Don “Bill” Moyers (born June 5, 1934) is an American journalist and political commentator. He served as White House Press Secretary in the Johnson administration from 1965 to 1967. He also worked as a network TV news commentator for ten years. Moyers has been extensively involved with public broadcasting, producing documentaries and news journal programs.
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A World of Ideas
In 1988, Moyers produced an interview series featuring writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and historians he had become acquainted with. The series broke new ground for national television by bringing thoughtful, intelligent, provocative, and noteworthy people to the screen, most of whom had little prior exposure in the mass media. The series was revived in 1990. Moyers published companion books for both the first series and the second.

Google Books
A World of Ideas:
Conversations with Thoughtful Men and Women about American Life Today and the Ideas Shaping Our Future

By Bill D. Moyers
New York, NY: Doubleday
1989
Pg. 269:
MOYERS: Is this revolution in personal learning just for the young?

ASIMOV: No, it’s not just for the young. That’s another trouble with education as we now have it. People think of education as something that they can finish. And what’s more, when they finish, it’s a rite of passage. You’re finished with school. You’re no more a child, and therefore anything that reminds you of school—reading, books, asking questions—that’s kid’s stuff. Now you’re an adult, you don’t do that thing any more.

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“People think of education as something they can finish.” - Isaac Asimov
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10:03 AM - 15 Oct 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, November 02, 2015 • Permalink