Too often, so-called higher education has meant only the knowledge which will
command higher rates of remuneration. … Education ought to be valued chiefly
as enabling human beings to realize their highest capacities, and to serve and
conserve, rather than to dominate and destroy.
— Mackenzie King, Industry and
Humanity, 1918, p. 480.
The only worthy goal for us as teachers is to help our students exceed the qualifications
of the jobs they will take, become more than the institutions of our time expect
them to become.
— “Becoming Rootless by Degrees,” 1985.
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