Let us in education dream of ….

Let us in education dream of an aristocracy of achievement rising out of a democracy of opportunity. Thomas Jefferson

This is a quote of some beauty  which I want to perserve so I’m blogging it. I had a short conversation today with someone about Justin Smith Morrill, author of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts , and the seeming prescience or forethought these men had and of the somewhat depressing fact that statements like the one above are still dreams as yet fufilled.

Morrill, Jonathan Baldwin Turner, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Jane Addams, Eduard Lindeman, Mary Parker Follett – and the list goes on. So many who have thought seriously, spoken eloquently, about educating adults and yet here we are in 2008….

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