"Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts."
by:
Henry Brooks Adams
(1838-1918) Pulitzer prize-winning historian (1919), great-grandson of John Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams, and son of US Secretary of State, Charles Adams
Source:
The Education of Henry Adams: An Autobiography, 1918
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I like it, How factual of him ;-) The factoids and other sound bites of politicians and their government schools and media more replace education than cultivate knowledge or a full understanding.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    As Mark Twain said, "Never let schooling get in the way of your education".
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Damn JFK for starting the federal department of education and getting the federal courts involved in our educational system. It's a real government education system now.
     -- Cal, lewisville, TX     
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