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The “Poll Parrot” Stage
Kindergarten through Early Adolescence

“...learning by heart is easy and, on the whole, pleasurable; whereas reasoning is difficult and…little relished”
-Dorothy Sayers


The “Pert” Stage
Early Adolescence
“characterized by contradicting, answering back, liking to ‘catch people out’ (especially one's elders); and by the propounding of conundrums. Its nuisance-value is extremely high.”
-Dorothy Sayers


"The Poetic Age" Stage
Late Adolescence
“The imagination...will reawaken, and prompt them to suspect the limitations of logic and reason. The doors of the storehouse of knowledge should now be thrown open for them to browse about as they will.”
-Dorothy Sayers
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Junior American Citizens Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Junior American Citizens contest which took place last year on the topic of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Although notice of the winners was delayed as a result of the pandemic, Thomas Jefferson had several students that were honored for their participation and success in the competition. We are proud to announce that we had several students who won state and national recognition for their original submissions.
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