EDUCATION: JEFFERSON'S BILL FOR MORE GENERAL DIFFUSION OF KNOWLEDGE
>Tried to locate Jefferson's, Bill for More General Diffusion of >Knowledge, it was not clear for me at the site as to how to locate >it. What were some of his contributions to American education? I know >he be believed that there should be basically academic excellence with >equality of opportunity for all. He made efforts to improve schools >that were on a local and state level. Could you give any other >contributions he made that have influenced education today. I need to >know a few more of his accomplishments so that I can write how his >influence affects me in my classroom. I first have to know all he did >so I can address this question. Thanks. I don't have "A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge" available in its complete form on my website. It has a lot of technical stuff about how to divide up the counties, etc., that would not be of much interest to most people. You can find the complete bill in the Library of America volume of TJ's writings, on page 365. It is available in all libraries. For the rest of your questions, I advise you visit my website at these two sections: Thomas Jefferson on Politics & Government http://etext.virginia.edu/jefferson/quotations/jeff1350.htm http://etext.virginia.edu/jefferson/quotations/jeff1370.htm Those two sections present all of Jefferson basic ideas on public education.
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