The Purpose of Education

Lisa S. Romero is an Associate Professor at the California State University Sacramento.

More than 70 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. then a student at Morehouse College, wrote about the purpose of education. His words have never been more relevant.

To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.

Martin Luther King, 1947

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