Friday, July 04, 2003
Every Child Is Mentally Ill
"Every child in America entering school at the age of 5 is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well- by creating the international child of the future." -- Chester M. Pierce, Professor of Education and Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University.
From keynote address to the Association for Childhood Education International (Denver, April 1972)
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