"Wouldn't there always be a majority that would rather do something
else than write three drafts of an essay? . . .What would motivate
a student to do that instead of playing with his new college
And we're back to the question of whether students, children, adults,
whoever, can always know what is the best, least destructive, etc.,
thing for them to do. Put another way: Anything a student
doesn't want to do is something that wouldn't be good for her to do.
Anybody wanna defend that proposition? (Oh, cut it out, Eric.)