ThinkTN in the News: Despite innovative approaches to education Tenn. children still lagging

THE STAR GAZETTE (July 8, 2018) – “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”

No, Thomas Jefferson did not write that, and no records exist that he said it, yet the quote has been attributed to him in thousands of arguments on the importance of education because it is apt.

While the wording is not Jefferson’s, the quote does embody the Founding Father’s philosophy and sentiment.

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