G. K. Chesterton quote about children from What's Wrong with the World - The only persons who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
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The only persons who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
 G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World (1910). copy citation

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“No wonder that our educationists are not horrified at a man picking up the aristocrat's second-hand trousers, when they themselves have only taken up the aristocrat's second-hand ideas.
XIII. THE OUTLAWED PARENT
There is one thing at least of which there is never so much as a whisper inside the popular schools; and that is the opinion of the people. The only persons who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents. Yet the English poor have very definite traditions in many ways. They are hidden under embarrassment and irony; and those psychologists who have disentangled them talk of them as very strange, barbaric and secretive things.” source

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