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1046 – “A baby knows nothing of hatred, intolerance, racism, sexism, bigotry, indoctrination, homophobia, and prejudice. A baby doesn’t yet understand things like love, compassion, integrity, tolerance, human decency, and truth. For the first, most formative years of my life, all they will know is what you teach me. Please choose wisely.”

-anonymous

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780 – John Green on Why Taxpayer Funded Public Education is Important

“Public education does not exist for the benefit of students or the benefit of their parents. It exists for the benefit of the social order.

We have discovered as a species that it is useful to have an educated population. You do not need to be a student or have a child who is a student to benefit from public education. Every second of every day of your life, you benefit from public education.

So let me explain why I like to pay taxes for schools, even though I don’t personally have a kid in school: It’s because I don’t like living in a country with a bunch of stupid people.”

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