The Best Education: Worldwide Travel

Nick Kristof’s column yesterday (TimesSelect) in the NYT spoke to me — each and every word. It’s about why every student should earn academic credit for taking a gap year after high school, traveling the world, experiencing cultures with a backpack, and so forth. With the timing of his column, you’d think I paid him!

Friends of Ben agree whole-heartedly with Kristof.

Thanks to my friend Jeff Maurone for alerting me to the column before I had a chance to read the paper.

5 Responses to The Best Education: Worldwide Travel

  1. Could you maybe write some points that the article states for the people without a subscription to TimesSelect? :)

  2. Ben Casnocha says:

    The column has been posted at:

    link to xanga.com

  3. Dario says:

    Very interesting stuff, convincing too. I think that Mr. Kristof may have single-handedly sold me on the idea.

  4. Thanks for some information on How to Start a Classroom Blog. Blogs come and go, but I hope to see more blogs dealing with “education” matters.

    link to teachingsolutions.org

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