Education System Quotes

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Noam Chomsky
“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.”
Noam Chomsky

John Taylor Gatto
“When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.”
John Taylor Gatto

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays Including Essays, First & Second Series, English Traits, Nature & Considerations by the Way

John Taylor Gatto
“I've noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic -- it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.”
John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

Malcolm X
“And just because you have colleges and universities doesn't mean you have education.”
Malcolm X, Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers Power

John Taylor Gatto
“Children learn what they live. Put kids in a class and they will live out their lives in an invisible cage, isolated from their chance at community; interrupt kids with bells and horns all the time and they will learn that nothing is important or worth finishing; ridicule them and they will retreat from human association; shame them and they will find a hundred ways to get even. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.”
John Taylor Gatto

John Taylor Gatto
“What's gotten in the way of education in the United States is a theory of social engineering that says there is ONE RIGHT WAY to proceed with growing up.”
John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

John le Carré
“All men are born free: just not for long.”
John le Carré, A Murder of Quality

Amit Ray
“Education is beautification of the inner world and the outer world.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Criss Jami
“With a philosophy education, one can infuriate his peers, intimidate his date, think of obscure, unreliable ways to make money, and never regret a thing.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Richard Mitchell
“People who cannot put strings of sentences together in good order cannot think. An educational system that does not teach the technology of writing is preventing thought.”
Richard Mitchell, Less Than Words Can Say

John Taylor Gatto
“Individuality, family, and community are, by definition, expressions of singular organization, never of "one-right-way" thinking on the grand scale. Children and families need some relief from government surveillance and intimidation if original expressions belonging to THEM are to develop. Without these freedom has no meaning.”
John Taylor Gatto

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Of course, there is a portion of reading quite indispensable to a wise man. History and exact science he must learn by laborious reading. Colleges, in like manner, have their indispensable office, - to teach elements. But they can only highly serve us, when they aim not to drill, but to create; when they gather from far every ray of various genius to their hospitable halls, and, by the concentrated fires, set the hearts of their youth on flame. Thought and knowledge are natures in which apparatus and pretension avail nothing. Gowns, and pecuniary foundations, though of towns of gold, can never countervail the least sentence or syllable of wit. Forget this, and our American colleges will recede in their public importance, whilst they grow richer every year.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar; Self-Reliance. Compensation

Tanya R. Liverman
“Respect is not the equivalent to 'liking' a student or teacher; it is the ability to have a high regard for the role of another. In order to receive respect, we should demonstrate it first...”
Tanya R. Liverman, Memoirs of an Educarer: An Inspiration for Education

Stefan Collini
“In trying to justify the humanities, as in trying to live a life, what may turn out to matter most is holding one's nerve.”
Stefan Collini

“I admit it in school I was an underachiever and it was so easy to do.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Stefan Collini
“A different voice may be particularly effective in disturbing the existing participants into re-examining matters they had come to take for granted.”
Stefan Collini

Stefan Collini
“Depth of understanding involves something which is more than merely a matter of deconstructive alertness; it involves a measure of interpretative charity and at least the beginnings of a wide responsiveness.”
Stefan Collini

Stefan Collini
“Good work, like good talk or any other form of worthwhile human relationship, depends upon being able to assume an extended shared world.”
Stefan Collini

Aaron L.   Smith
“If we are going to teach children in the 21st Century, we need to see it through a different lens.
-Blank Check: What Would You Do If You Were Asked to Reinvent Public Schools?”
Aaron L. Smith

“I refuse to accept failure. If we are going to succeed in education, we must do more than everyone else.
-Blank Check: What Would You Do If You Were Asked to Reinvent Public Schools?”
Aaron L. Smith, Ph.D.

“Unfortunately, every year thousands of students end up in one or more of these categories: jail, pregnant, dropping out, gangs, or dead where this vicious cycle will only get worse unless someone else changes this irreplaceable system.

- -Blank Check: What Would You Do If You Were Asked to Reinvent Public Schools?”
Aaron L. Smith, Ph.D.

“Adults have led education for eons and don't let students have any say. If this is going to work, we need a different approach.

-Blank Check: What Would You Do If You Were Asked to Reinvent Public Schools?”
Aaron L. Smith, Ph.D.

Jean Webster
“You know, Daddy, I think that the most necessary quality for any person to have is imagination. It makes people able to put themselves in other people's places. It makes them kind and sympathetic and understanding. It ought to be cultivated in children. But the John Grier Home instantly stamped out the slightest flicker that appeared. Duty was the one quality that was encouraged. I don't think children ought to know the meaning of the word; it's odious, detestable. They ought to do everything from love.”
Jean Webster, Daddy Long-Legs

Misbah Khan
“Our education system is like a money plant, which looks beautiful with big green leaves, but fails to produce any fruit or a flower. Undoubtedly, we are a home to the best doctors, scientists, poets, artists, and whatnot. But I feel, we miserably fail to evoke humanism, compassion, and tolerance in students. If we would count all the do’s and don’ts taught to us in our school, surely don’ts would exceed the number of the do's. I was forced to mug up certain things I was not interested in. Now, I understand the importance of questioning. I wish if our schools could teach us the art of questioning instead of just hunting for answers. Various facts are stuffed in delicate minds, but what about teachings on life, tutoring to never give up, and asking for students’ opinions on a subject? Yes, teaching these things would not directly increase the ‘GDP’ by creating human-machines, but would definitely create better minds and wonderful souls. I really wish our syllabus could preach to us the sheer value of knowledge, wisdom, and awareness. I wish our schools could nurture educated intellectuals, rather than literate persons. I wish we could pay more heed to the education ratio instead of just literacy ratio. We need more thinkers and fewer money makers. We are directed towards a goal already chosen for us, but not asked about our big fantasies and little dreams.”
Misbah Khan, Blanks & Blues

Abhijit Naskar
“When you educate a person, you save a family.”
Abhijit Naskar

Mark Manson
“The truth is that there’s no such thing as a personal problem. If you’ve got a problem, chances are millions of other people have had it in the past, have it now, and are going to have it in the future. Likely people you know too. That doesn’t minimize the problem or mean that it shouldn’t hurt. It doesn’t mean you aren’t legitimately a victim in some circumstances.
It just means that you’re not special.
Often, it’s the realization - that you and your problems are actually not privileged in their severity or pain - that is the first and most important step toward solving them.
But for some reason, it appears that more and more people, particularly young people, are forgetting this. Numerous professors and educators have noted a lack of emotional resilience and an excess of selfish demands in today’s young people. It’s not uncommon now for books to be removed from the class is curriculum for no other reason then they made someone feel bad. Speakers and professors are shouted down and banned from campuses for in fractions as simple as suggesting that maybe some Halloween costumes really aren’t that offensive. School counsellors note that more students than ever are exhibiting severe signs of emotional distress over what are otherwise run-of-the-mill daily college experiences, such as an argument with her roommate, or getting a low grade in the class.
It’s strange that in an age when we are more connected than ever, entitlement seems to be at an all time high. Something about recent technology seems to allow our insecurities to run amok like never before. The more freedom were given to express ourselves, the more we want to be free of having to deal with anyone who may disagree with us or upset us. The more exposed we are to opposing viewpoints, the more we seem to get upset that those other viewpoints exist. The easier and more problem free our lives become, the more we seem to feel entitled for them to get even better.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Aiyaz Uddin
“Our education system produces educational certificates and not educated knowledgeable minds which only means something is wrong with the system. We need to bring out the creative within the people with knowledge and education not the burden of debt from degrees and certificates”
Aiyaz Uddin

Eric Hoffer
“Now and then I am inclined to think that the passion to teach, which is far more powerful and primitive than the passion to learn, is a a factor in the rise of mass movements. For what do we see in the Communist world? Half of the globe has been turned into a vast schoolroom with a thousand million pupils at the mercy of a band of maniacal schoolmasters.”
Eric Hoffer, Working and Thinking on the Waterfront, June 1958-May 1959

Louis Yako
“[T]he education system in America is designed to keep wealth and resources for the privileged and to keep the poor and the crushed folks at the bottom, with rare exceptions usually amplified and promoted for PR purposes. If education’s primary purpose is to save people through knowledge and social mobility, then the millions of Americans, including many Black people, who don’t have access to good education as do the rich and privileged children getting prepped up early on for ivy league schools, is a clear indication that the American education is a huge failure.”
Louis Yako

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