Fr. Schall on Education
In his column for Crisis Magazine this month, Fr. James Schall looks at "What's Wrong With Education". The final paragraph is an apt conclusion to this piece:
“Dogma is actually the only thing that cannot be separated from education,” Chesterton provocatively added. “It is education. A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.” This does not mean “dogmatic” teachers cannot be wrong. They are the only ones who can be. The only teacher worth arguing with is a teacher who professes to be pursuing the truth rather than the formulation of his own unanswerable feelings. I can argue with someone willing to give reasons for his position. I cannot argue with someone who has no position apart from his feelings or who has a theory according to which no positions are possible.
I'd highly recommend you read Fr. Schall's column.