Wellstone on education
"In the end, this is a spiritual issue for me. We must invest in the skills and intellect and character of our children, not because we know that if we do, they will be more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to be involved in crime, although that is true. We must invest in children not because they will be more likely to go on to college and to lead more productive lives, although that is also true. We should invest in the skills and intellect and character of our children because they are all under four feet tall, they are all beautiful and we should be nice to them."
—Senator Paul Wellstone (1944-2002)
From Susan Ohanian's site.