… is from page 130 of Thomas Sowell’s 2020 book, Charter Schools and Their Enemies (original emphases):
[S]chools exist for the education of children. Schools do not exist to provide iron-clad jobs for teachers, billions of dollars in union dues for teachers unions, monopolies for educational bureaucracies, a guaranteed market for teachers college degrees or a captive audience for indoctrinators. Those who want to see quality education remain available to youngsters in low-income minority neighborhoods must raise the question, again and again, when various policies and practices are proposed: “How is this going to affect the education of children?“
DBx: This excellent book was published one year ago today. Even more significantly, Thomas Sowell was born 91 years ago today. Happy Birthday, sir!