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Quotes About School Reform

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“Can teachers successfully educate children to think for themselves if teachers are not treated as professionals who think for themselves?”
Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

Donalyn Miller
“The purpose of school should not be to prepare students for more school. We should be seeking to have fully engaged students now.”
Donalyn Miller, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Jonathan Kozol
“Research experts want to know what can be done about the values of poor segregated children; and this is a question that needs asking. But they do not ask what can be done about the values of the people who have segregated these communities. There is no academic study of the pathological detachment of the very rich...”
Jonathan Kozol, Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools

“Welcome to Hartford. The poorest city in the wealthiest state in the richest country on earth.”
Susan Eaton, The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial

Frank Zappa
“Schools train you to be ignorant with style [...] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you're just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're going to be alright [...] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up.”
Frank Zappa

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“When students cheat on exams it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

John Cage
“Valda said that if you change your residence every six months you can legally free your children from compulsory education.”
John Cage, M: Writings '67-'72

Marilyn Vos Savant
“I think one of the problems [with raising intelligent children] is compulsory schooling...and that children are sitting there and they are taught and told what to believe. They are passive from the very beginning, and one must be very, very aggressive intellectually to have a high IQ [...] the child is taught. Right from the beginning, it's a passive process. He or she sits there, and they simply try to believe everything they're told.”
Marilyn Vos Savant

John Cage
“It would be better to have no school at all than the schools we now have. Encouraged, instead of frightened, children could learn several languages before reaching age of four, at that age engaging in the invention of their own languages. Play'd be play instead of being, as now, release of repressed anger.”
John Cage, M: Writings '67-'72

“Nettelhorst School’s transformation from a struggling school into a vibrant educational community is an inspiration. I hope their story—a story of dedicated parents and innovative administrators—will embolden reformers across the country to step forward and take back their schools.

― Richard J. Durbin U.S. Senator for Illinois Assistant Majority Leader

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