Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The 20 Qualities of an Educated Person
by John Taylor Gatto
(former New York City and New York State Teacher of the Year)

1. A broadly knowledgeable mind
2. Self confidence
3. A life purpose
4. A touch of class
5. Good leadership skills
6. The ability to work with a team
7. Patience
8. Good public speaking skills
9. Good writing skills
10. Resourcefulness
11. A desire for responsibility
12. Honesty
13. A public spirit
14. The ability to work well alone
15. An eye for details
16. The ability to focus at will
17. Perseverance
18. The ability to handle pressure
19. Curiosity
20. An attractive personal style


~m2~ said...

did you put this list up here to rile me a little bit?

i know plenty of educated people who would totally scoff at this list and would bear no resemblance to #s 2, 8, 6, 11, 18, and 20.

just sayin' is all :)

truevyne said...

You crack me up!

tonia said...


And I totally agree with penny. some of the least educated people I know are the educated ones.

John said...

21. is marketable.