His final two paragraphs speak to the question I like to ask, "If you learn something and no one is there to test you, does it count?" It sounds like Kurt Vonnegut knew the answer.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
What Kurt Vonnegut wrote to a high school in 2006
The author, Kurt Vonnegut, (along with a number of other authors) was invited to this school in 2006. He was the only one to respond to the invitation. What I love about this letter is that he doesn't speak of education in terms of grades or tests. He speaks of the intrinsic reward of creating art, any art.