On the True Purpose of Education

[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books. ...The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think. 

This quote was given in response to not knowing the speed of sound as included in the Edison Test: New York Times (18 May 1921)

He would have loved Google!

originally published on The Minot Voice: March 14, 2015

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