More Thoughts On Public Education

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A. Garfield (1831-1881)
20th President of the United States

Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties.
James Monroe(1758-1831)
5th US President

I have indeed two great measures at heart, without which no republic can maintain itself in strength:
1. That of general education, to enable every man to judge for himself what will secure or endanger his freedom.
2. To divide every county into hundreds, of such size that all the children of each will be within reach of a central school in it.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
3rd President of the US
US Founding Father

(JPN note: Just so we at this blog site are not accussed of posting a pro-public education bias, here is a "Quote of the Day" we borrowed from your local St. Croix Valley anti-government, anti-community blog site www.ontheborderline.net.)

But no one—except a full-fledged communist or fascist—would advocate a government monopoly on education. Yet such a monopoly is what we are, in fact, approaching—and taxation is the main cause of the trend.

Ayn Rand
Sweatheart of the OTBL bloogers
author of "The Virute of Selfishness"

(JPN note: The last time I counted, in Hudson and New Richmond there are at least three private schools and there's been serious ink used in the local press about starting a Catholic high school in the Valley. Obviously, this would tell me there is no government monopoloy on education. Please let me know if I wrong on this.)

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