In a public Art Talk, renowned psychologist and author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi addressed big questions about art and the nature of human fulfillment, in conjunction with Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show. Dr. Csikszentmihalyi’s life’s work has been to study what makes people truly happy. Drawing upon years of systematic research, he developed the concept of “Flow” as a metaphorical description of the rare mental state associated with feelings of optimal satisfaction.
Carl Rogers. "I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning". . . "The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it."
Diane Ravitch. Educator. "American education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas. The current obsession with making our schools work like a business may be the worst of them, for it threatens to destroy public education. Who will stand up to the tycoons and politicians and tell them so?"
Jane Addams, (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) 1st woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 1931. "The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life." . . . "America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live."