The Place of Duty and Discipline in a Democratic Scheme of Education
by William C. Bagley - 1918
For the first time in our history, our people are awakening to the fact that an educational system in a democracy has a fundamental duty to discharge in insuring a thoroughgoing community of ideals, aspirations, and standards of conduct. They have become aware that it does make a difference to the nation whether its citizens can think together and act together, and that ignorance and mental sloth are much more than individual handicaps and misfortunes—that they are in a very real sense millstones around the corporate and collective neck of the body politic.
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