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No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.
(Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized edition of speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelt's public addresses), side 5, National Education Association (June 30, 1938), ed. Henry Steele Commager, Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, Washington Records, Inc. (1960).
FDR was opposed to external interference by government or private agencies in the content of curriculum.)
Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
(Stephen Vizinczey (b. 1933), Hungarian novelist, critic. repr. In Truth and Lies in Literature (1986). "Europe's Inner Demons," (London, March 2, 1975).
Review of Norman Cohn's An Inquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt in Sunday Telegraph.)