Quotation: "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."
Variations: None known.
Earliest known appearance in print: 20131
Other attributions: None known.
Status: This exact quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson, although it is a generally accurate paraphrase of Jefferson's views on education.
- Anna Berkes, 3/30/10; revised 8/24/11, 1/24/20