From some corners of public education, it seems we have lost touch with the intentions of our nation’s Founding Fathers. I hope we regain our senses soon.
“The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and 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, 2nd U.S. President, 1785
The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States: With a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations, Volume 9, by John Adams, (Little, Brown 1854), pg 540
Also, see the original text of the letter from John Adams to John Jebb dated 10 Sep. 1785.