An education in freedom

Newman knew that responsible people down the ages have taken care to provide suitable living conditions and paternal oversight for the student living away from home. He was also aware of the need for a different kind of discipline over the student than that exercised by school teachers. He had come to realise the need for a gradation of liberties as the young person approached adulthood – what might be termed a progressive ‘education in freedom’ – and for the right mixture of liberty and restraint.

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