To all of which is added a selection from the elementary schools…




To all of which is added a selection from the elementary schools…

To all of which is added a selection from the elementary schools… --Thomas Jefferson

To all of which is added a selection from the elementary schools of subjects of the most promising genius, whose parents are too poor to give them further education, to be carried at the public expense through the college and university. The object is to bring into action that mass of talents which lies buried in poverty in every country, for want of the means of development, and thus give activity to a mass of mind, which, in proportion to our population, shall be double or treble of what it is in most countries.

Thomas Jefferson

Year: 1817
Context: Letter to Jose Correa de Serra
Tags: activity, college, development, education, elementary schools, genius, poor, population, poverty, public expense, university



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