Childrens Education

ART IS A FORM OF EXPLORATION, OF SAILING OFF INTO THE UNKNOWN ALONE, HEADING FOR THOSE UNMARKED PLACES ON THE MAP. IF CHILDREN ARE NOT PERMITTED—NOT TAUGHT—TO BE ADVENTURERS AND EXPLORERS AS CHILDREN, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE, OF STORIES, OF LITERATURE, OF ART ITSELF?         

                   —MICHAEL CHABON, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, JULY 16, 2009