The beginning of our new feature, The Quote. A place to find meaningful, informative, and sometimes humorous quotes and insights; maybe images. We will be posting frequently.
“ Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
– H. G. Wells
“ The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.”
“ 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.”
“Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.”
― Benjamin Disraeli
“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.”
― Oscar Wilde
“One of the keys to dismantling fear is dismantling a zero-sum mentality…It means the rejection outright of the logic that says someone else’s gain necessitates my loss and that my gain MUST necessitate someone’s loss. We can give without a take. We’re viewing progress as a loss instead of as an investment. When we choose to invest in our system, we are choosing to create wealth. When we all invest in them, then the wealth is for all of us too.”
― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
” Adam Smith and his descendants all understood that monopolies undo the benefits of the free market.
Data portability, open marketplaces, net neutrality, campaign finance reform–all of these steps make it more likely that innovation occurs and that people have choices.
Free markets work because ideas and processes can quickly evolve.
When the system gets stuck, it doesn’t get better.
Without choice, we’re left with bullies and whatever is on their agenda.”
― Seth Godin
“The reality is…is that you and I share a common destiny; we need each other; if your kids don’t go to a great public school…then my kids are the lesser for it.”
― Cory Booker
“ Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: ‘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 choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgments. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being molded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”
― Doris Lessing
“ In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. ”
― Fran Lebowitz
“ I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.”
― Stanley Kubrick
“ Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.”
― Frank Zappa
“ In the first place, God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.”
― Mark Twain