Module Two - Thomas Jefferson

Module Two - Thomas Jefferson - As Thomas Jefferson...

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As Thomas Jefferson complied his philosophy of education, his thinking and reflections were extremely advanced. Although education, classic literature and profound thought had been around for some time, Jefferson put new meaning behind education, defining it as an important equalizer between classes, a foundation to order and not only a necessity for existence, but for human freedom. Today, Jefferson’s educational philosophy resounds all over American society. Fundamentally, Jefferson recognized that, "It is highly interesting to our country, and it is the duty of its functionaries, to provide that every citizen in it should receive an education proportioned to the condition and pursuits of his life." Every child should have an equal opportunity for a quality education. Today’s public education system accomplishes that. Secondly, Jefferson acknowledged the risks of not educating our children. He noted that the consequences for such an action would result in a loss of potential greatness and an increase in
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course EDUCATION 111 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '10 term at Bowling Green.

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