The whole idea of Mormonism is improvement—
mentally, physically, morally and spiritually.
No half-way education suffices for the Latter-day Saint.
It is profitable to live long upon the earth and
to gain the experience and knowledge incident thereto:
for the Lord has told us that whatever intelligence we attain to in this life
will rise with us in the resurrection,
and the more knowledge and intelligence a person gains in this life
the greater advantage he will have in the world to come
[ D&C 130:18–19]