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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIt must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think.
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 Robert M. Hutchins quotes (American Educator and Writer, active in forming the Committee to Frame a World Constitution (1945), led the Commission on Freedom of the Press (1946), and vigorously defended academic freedom, opposing faculty loyalty oaths in the 1950s. 1899-1977)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteEducation is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.

 Robert M. Hutchins quotes (American Educator and Writer, active in forming the Committee to Frame a World Constitution (1945), led the Commission on Freedom of the Press (1946), and vigorously defended academic freedom, opposing faculty loyalty oaths in the 1950s. 1899-1977)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThe death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteA student can win twelve letters at a university without learning how to write one

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteFreedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteEducation is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteA civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteThere is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteA liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.

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