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Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. Options
Daemon
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Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
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JFK
Again Today
No Way
Break it up a bit TFD hey
What do you say
JMV
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Our progress as a website can be no swifter than our progress to find more diverse quote sources.
Guess we won't be making much progress. :-(
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The saying goes: "Education can make you or mar you" Therefore, if education makes you, it is bound to go hand in hand with progress, whether material or spiritual
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...and the administrators of our country are ignoring this now, unlike in the '60s, when the space race was on. For one brief decade, public schools aspired to excellence. What fuels such ignoring now is that a truly educated electorate wouldn't be electing the room-temperature, mouth-breathing cretins we currently have both in office, and running for office. When it has come to your choice between which idiotic cretin to vote for, that's rather Hobson's Choice, don't you know? Sick
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John F. Kennedy's 46 - Special Message to the Congress on Education.
February 20, 1961


To the Congress of the United States:

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. Our requirements for world leadership, our hopes for economic growth, and the demands of citizenship itself in an era such as this all require the maximum development of every young American's capacity.

The human mind is our fundamental resource. A balanced Federal program must go well beyond incentives for investment in plant and equipment. It must include equally determined measures to invest in human beings--both in their basic education and training and in their more advanced preparation for professional work. Without such measures, the Federal Government will not be carrying out its responsibilities for expanding the base of our economic and military strength.

Our progress in education over the last generation has been substantial. We are educating a greater proportion of our youth to a higher degree of competency than any other country on earth. One-fourth of our total population is enrolled in our schools and colleges. This year 26 billion dollars will be spent on education alone.

But the needs of the next generation--the needs of the next decade and the next school year--will not be met at this level of effort. More effort will be required--on the part of students, teachers, schools, colleges and all 50 states--and on the part of the Federal Government.

Education must remain a matter of state and local control, and higher education a matter of individual choice. But education is increasingly expensive. Too many state and local governments lack the resources to assure an adequate education for every child. Too many classrooms are overcrowded. Too many teachers are underpaid. Too many talented individuals cannot afford the benefits of higher education. Too many academic institutions cannot afford the cost of, or find room for, the growing numbers of students seeking admission in the 60's.


http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=8433

Rahul Goyal
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thanks monamagda :)
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Any progress is just readjustment of the food chain - only the strongest survive. And as they say, the show must go on... Sorry, can't help it.
Trivium_Discipulus
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Daemon wrote:
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


Hence, the Debt-Money Monopolists (the private cabal of people who own controlling interests in the private institutions that lend money to government, business, and individuals) used Rockefeller and Carnegie to implement the Prussian method of schooling into America and guided it according to their will.

This was the ADMITTED end of education in America for most people. Education is learning how to think free of society constraints and prejudices, not simply regurgitating propaganda. An educated person knows that knowing something can only occur when a person understands the relevant data and logic of a subject.

Most people today know little, if any, data and logic of a subject, but are convinced they know all about the thing of which they know essentially nothing.

What they think they know is a propaganda financed by the Debt-Money Monopolists.

“We [his financiers and promoters - the Debt-Money Monopolists] want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”
― Woodrow Wilson

“Universal literacy was supposed to educate the common man to control his environment. Once he could read and write he would have a mind fit to rule. So ran the democratic doctrine. But instead of a mind, universal literacy has given him rubber stamps, rubber stamps inked with advertising slogans, with editorials, with published scientific data, with the trivialities of the tabloids and the platitudes of history, but quite innocent of original thought. Each man's rubber stamps are the duplicates of millions of others, so that when those millions are exposed to the same stimuli, all receive identical imprints. It may seem an exaggeration to say that the American public gets most of its ideas in this wholesale fashion. The mechanism by which ideas are disseminated on a large scale is propaganda, in the broad sense of an organized effort to spread a particular belief or doctrine.”
― Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda
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Daemon wrote:
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)


It much depends on the kind of progress, and the direction of it.
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." H.G Wells
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Rahul Goyal wrote:
thanks monamagda :)





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Beware of what we call progress and of what is done in its name:

"Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."
Russell Baker, US Columnist


Or, as someone else put it progress can be: "the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance."

Education has been subjected to this kind of progress quite often, swift or slow.
IrvinaWA
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You all went pretty deep here, and I like it. I do wonder what JFK would say if he saw the state of the United States today.
MelissaMe
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IrvinaWA wrote:
You all went pretty deep here, and I like it. I do wonder what JFK would say if he saw the state of the United States today.


He'd barf. This is NOT what he envisioned for his country!
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