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Updated with quotes for October 2017:

Classic:
in a democratic community … the aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education.
— John Dewey, Democracy and Education, 1916, Ch. 8.

 

Direct:
The goal of education is not just a predictable acceptance of new ideas but the necessarily unpredictable manner of incorporating new ideas into those already held.
First Sociology, 1982, p. 389.

Garden moment for October 2017:

In spring and early summer, we enjoy amaranth leaves as a cooked vegetable, what is called callaloo in Jamaica. We do not eat amaranth in the fall, but let the plants continue to grow for the sheer beauty of the seed heads.


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