John Dewey

Birth 1859
High School Teacher - 1870s
University of Chicago - Laboratory School 1896-1904
Columbia University & Columbia's Teachers College 1904-1930
d. 1952

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The democratic faith in human equality is belief that every human being, independent of the quantity or range of his personal endowment, has a right to equal opportunity with every other person for development of whatever gifts he has.

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