A Little Humor, And Maybe More

I recall a conversation I had with my late Ukrainian friend, Mikhail Krasovitsky.  He was the former head of the Teacher’s Training Institute in Kiev.  He was also a disciple of Anton Makarenko, a famous Ukrainaian educator of the 20s, who worked with teenage juvenile delinquents.  Mikhail was trying to get some public official in the New York Public School System to listen to some of his ideas on education.  “They just won’t listen!”, he fumed.  Finally, in exasperation he exclaimed, “You Americans think you know everything!”  And I laughed and laughed, because it’s so true!