"When we fail to take charge of our education, we fail to take charge of our lives. The result is that we give away our power by letting others decide our fate. Self directed inquiry, the process of taking charge of your own education, is an empowering experience.
Education has as much to do with how well we succeed in our personal lives as it does with the satisfaction and rewards we get from work.
...the practice of learning is the process of becoming more human. Learning is growth, and growth is a way of experiencing quality of life. Dropping out of learning is equivalent to dropping out of life."
From the book "Beyond the American Dream," by Charles D. Hayes.
Examples Of Work From Ms. LeDuc's Students