~ Helen Parkhurst in Education on the Dalton Plan, 1922
When he* comes to the end, the finished achievement takes on all the splendor of success. It embodies all he had thought and felt and lived during the time it has taken to complete. This is real experience. It is culture achieved through individual development and through collective cooperation. It is no longer school---it is life.
*The use of male pronouns in Helen Parkhurst's writings reflects language usage of her era and does not denote male preference.