Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.
You cant train kids in a world where adults have no concept of what science literacy is. The adults are gonna squash the creativity that would manifest itself, because theyre clueless about what it and why it matters. But science can always benefit from the more brains there are that are thinking about it - but thats true for any field.
The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.
By: Henry James