Historian David McCullough: What is the value of education?


Historian David McCullough works on his vintage, historic Royal typewriter. Photo by Dorie McCullough Lawson. via Levenger Press.

Historian David McCullough works on his vintage, historic Royal typewriter. Photo by Dorie McCullough Lawson. via Levenger Press.

Branch banks of the Federal Reserve work hard to provide economic education; alas, in the era of state standards requiring “teach to the test,” a lot of this stuff goes unused.

What is the value of education?  The Dallas Branch of the Fed had historian David McCullough in for consultations; they asked him on video, and here’s his response.

“We must be an educated people. We cannot be a productive, original, innovative society if we aren’t educated.”

For more information, visit the Dallas Fed’s website.

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