Does Education Only Happen After School?

So says Mortimer Adler:

No one ever becomes a generally educated person in school, college, or university, for youth itself is an insuperable obstacle to becoming generally educated. That is why the very best thing that our educational institutions can do, so far as general education is concerned (not the training of specialists), is to afford preparation for continued learning by their students after they leave these institutions behind them.

Reforming Education: The Opening of the American Mind, p. xxxi.

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