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An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people (Spurious Quotation)

Quotation: "An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people."

Variations: None known.

Sources consulted:

  1. Founders Online
  2. Retirement Papers
  3. Thomas Jefferson: Papers and Biographies Collections, Hathi Trust Digital Library

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

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