Founding Fathers on Public Education

I’m currently reading Fareed Zakaria’s In Defense of a Liberal Education and came across two quotes from this country’s founding fathers on the purpose of public education. Keep in mind that the commenting founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, couldn’t possibly conceive of the charter school system, which is both a public and private entity. But, based on these quotes, one could imagine how they’d feel about the Broads, Gates and Waltons of the country making overreaching education policy changes with their wealth.


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