Next Generation Has to Be Able to Think Creatively and Efficiently

Susan Graham, Does Anybody See What I See?, Education Week (2008), (last visited November 18, 2008).
The next generation needs to be able “to think creatively as well as efficiently” and to question effectively.  In a report for the University of Virginia in 1818, Thomas Jefferson wrote that the objective of primary education is to enable people to “observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which [they] shall be placed.”  Jefferson wrote that education should provide people with the information needed “to improve” themselves, “to understand [their] duties,” and “to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor and judgment.”  John Adams, in 1765, wrote in the Boston Gazette, that “[l]iberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge . . .  and a desire to know.”

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