Education must have an aim, a focus, a raison d’etre…Children emerge all too often undernourished both emotionally and mentally. They have not been given the basic tools of education: language, self-expression, questioning and answers, exploration, and discovery, stores and imaginative development. They aren’t used to listening to others or having anyone listen to them. Often they’ve also been deprived of free play in the beautiful out of doors. Their eyes are closed to the wonder of the world around them, and they have missed the joy of being drawn into a lifelong love affair with nature. They may lack curiosity and initiative…These are some of the reasons I believe we need Charlotte Mason’s educational insights more than ever before.
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay ” The Value of Charlotte Mason’s Work for Today”