• The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people, and must be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.

    John Adams (1971). “The Works [of] John Adams, Second President of the United States: Official letters, messages, and public papers. Correspondence”
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