To the editor of THE EAGLE:

I read in the March 2 Eagle that the Pittsfield public school system, in spite of other fiscal concerns, is starting a program to teach innovation. Innovation is a good idea. The Stone Age was certainly better then what went before and the Bronze Age was even better. The wheel was a good idea and the latter steam engine proved very useful.

I was left wondering why Socrates didn’t teach innovation, nor did Oxford, Cambridge or the Sorbonne? But wait! Shouldn’t there be a prerequisite? Genius 101? Then, Innovation 101 to follow. It only seems logical.