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"Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property. Let him be taught to love his family, but let him be taught, at the same time, that he must forsake, and even forget them, when the welfare of his country requires it."

Dr. Benjamin Rush
(1745-1813) signed the Declaration of Independence, physician, politician, social reformer, humanitarian, educator, founder of Dickinson College
BENJAMIN RUSH PROPOSES A SYSTEM OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR PENNSYLVANIA (1786) From Benjamin Rush, Essays: Literary, Moral, and Philosophical (Philadelphia. 1806), pp. 1-8.

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