The Best Education for the Best

The best education for the best should be available to anyone anywhere. In 1952 Robert Hutchins, then President of the University of Chicago, promulgated “The idea that liberal education is the education that everybody ought to have, and that the best way to a liberal education in the West is through the greatest works the West have produced, is still in our view, the best educational idea there is…The purpose of education is to develop a good mind. Everybody should have equal access to the kind of education most likely to develop such a mind and should have it for as long as it takes to acquire enough intellectual excellence to fix once and for all the vision of the continuous need for more and more intellectual excellence.”

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