Speech of President Laurel before the Convention of Division Superintendents of Schools, June 26, 1944

We may succeed in other fields; but, without proper educational orientation— not necessarily discriminatory but nationalistic in the legitimate sense, without discarding the universality of human knowledge not only as an endowment and gift from Heaven but as a universal heritage of mankind, regardless of race or color, and without properly synchronizing our system of education with the needs, customs, and traditions of our people, we are going to fail.