A Founding Father’s Words of Wisdom

“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.”    — John Adams

Keep public education public. Democracy was founded on a system of education that depended not on one’s status in life, the wealth of one’s family, or the benevolence of a kindly benefactor. Are we fulfilling the recommendations of John Adams? Have we forsaken this ideal?

 

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