The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
“You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the cho
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things–the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
We have inadvertently designed a system in which being good at what you do as a teacher is not formally rewarded, while being poor at what you do is seldom corrected nor penalized.
Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.
Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker’s already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
As regards moral courage, then, it is not so much that the public schools support it feebly, as that they suppress it firmly.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Education…has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
One of the best ways to learn anything is to teach yourself.
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.
You can’t expect a boy to be vicious till he’s been to a good school.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
School-days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, brutal violations of common sense amd common decency. It doesn’t take a reasonably bright boy long
And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are s
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.
All Fords are exactly alike, but no two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the sun; there has never been anything just like it before, never will be again. A young man ought to get that idea about himself; he should look for the singl
The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.
Emile Zola was a poor student at his school at Aix. We are all so different largely because we all have different combinations
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
At the Cole School, where they had community singing every morning the teacher noticed that Jack London remained silent. She asked him why. He replied that she didn’t know how to sing, that she would spoil his voice because she flatted. The teacher dispat