Thu, Aug 10|
CLE Lecture Hall
"The Illimitable Freedom of the Mind:" Thomas Jefferson and Education
Time & Location
Aug 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Lecture Hall, 348 S 5th St, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
Jefferson regarded education as essential to the survival of an elective republican government. The talk reviews his remarkable pioneering efforts in public education and why they remain relevant. He saw education as essential to the survival of a democracy and regarded mass elementary education as the first priority. He advanced what would have become the first public school system in the world. The talk explains why he was only able to establish a university and why he regarded it as one of this three greatest achievements in life.