@Bill Glazier- Back in April you started a thread entitled: Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto? (Link #1).
Thank you for asking and bringing this issue to our attention. I think that your question and some of the responses relate nicely to the many ways the word “education” may be viewed, especially given the drought and the Governor’s calls to conserve water, etc.
Here is one of the definitions of the word “education” (copied from link #2):
“: the action or process of teaching someone especially in a school, college, or university
: the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university
: a field of study that deals with the methods and problems of teaching”
I think that Einstein defined education beautifully: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
Seems to me that Albert ‘s definition went back to basics : “Do as I do.” Albert knew.
Kids recognize double language very early, and lose trust. I think that the pumping water and letting it go to the bay is a great symbol of the double language, double standards, even if the aquifer is not harmed.
It takes a village….
July 3rd, comment – I edited the post above adding Einstein’s quote. This quote was on my mind when I wrote the post. Sloppy editing…
Link #1 – http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2015/04/09/why-is-ground-water-pumping-still-allowed-in-palo-alto
Link #2 – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/education