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Is it not the great defect of our education to-day (—a defect traceable through all the disquieting symptoms of trouble that I have mentioned—) that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils “subjects,” we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think? They learn everything, except the art of learning.” – Dorothy L. Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning.

It does sound a little like Tom Ironsides, no? Except, she said the above … in 1947. Read about the Tools.