Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Republic Without Education

“In a republic education is indispensable.  A republic without education is like the creature of imagination, a human being without a soul, living and moving blindly, with no just sense of the present or the future.  It is a monster.
Charles Sumner, Massachusetts Senator, in “Reconstruction Again: The Ballot and Public Schools Open to All,” speeches in the Senate, on the Supplementary Reconstruction Bill, March 15 and 16, 1867.  TheWorks of Charles Sumner, Vol XI, (Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1875) p. 156

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