“What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its…”

“What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and unlovely; acted upon, it destroys our democracy.”

- John Dewey. “The School and Social Progress.” Chapter 1 in The School and Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press (1907): 19-44.