Thursday, September 27, 2007

"Honest Abe" on education

How important is it to a society to give everyone an equal education? Abe Lincoln knew the importance of an education because he was a self-made man who didn't attend school for very long but was able to overcome things because he educated himself. In a day and age where urban kids lack the tools that they need to compete with private and suburban schools makes Lincoln's ideas even more provocating. As a teacher, Lincoln's thoughts on education are important to me because he is one of my heroes.

In 1832 Lincoln wrote:

"Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system
respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important which we as a
people can be engaged in."

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