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

Albert Einstein
“This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.”
Albert Einstein, Why Socialism?

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

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

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

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
“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

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

“Teachers have to model the behaviors they expect from students. If you expect your students to be respectful, you need to be the first one to be seen showing respect to every student and every other teacher. If you expect your students to be curious learners, then you yourself should be a curious learner who is willing to learn from your students sometimes. Do not ask of your students any behavior which you are not willing and able to model.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

“A school that doesn’t cultivate creativity is a waste of the presence of youth, and an example of misallocated capital.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

“Simplifying your choice for your next school. A school that focuses on value-based education for a child’s bright future ✨.”
DSC Public School

Mitta Xinindlu
“Not everyone is born to have the same knowledge. Different paths, different tools needed.”
Mitta Xinindlu

William Torrey Harris
“Ninety-nine (students) out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.”
William Torrey Harris, The Philosophy of Education

Abhijit Naskar
“Education is needed, but not mere education of the head, What's really needed is education of the whole being. It is easy to fill the head with facts and figures, Use a fact to lift the world, then you're an educated being.”
Abhijit Naskar, Divane Dynamite: Only truth in the cosmos is love

Abhijit Naskar
“Education Through Excellence (The Sonnet)

During my aimless years I once had an urge,
To learn about jet propulsion engine.
So I wrote content for tech support websites,
To buy a couple of books on aeronautics.
Education means catering to curiosity,
Study to gain excellence not a certificate.
If it doesn't open your eyes to social ascension,
Education only causes the world to dehydrate.
You can stuff entire encyclopedias into your head,
That still will not make you an educated being.
If education was the same thing as information,
Google would be the omniscient superbeing.
Certificate without humanity is a ticket to stoneage.
If it takes away your warmth, it is all decadence.”
Abhijit Naskar, Corazon Calamidad: Obedient to None, Oppressive to None

Abhijit Naskar
“Real education starts with uneducation. Once you understand this, you'll understand education.”
Abhijit Naskar, Kevlar Kahraman: Rotos Juntos, Curados Juntos

“Mentorship and experience are some of the greatest ways for students to solidify the concepts that they are learning in class.”
Leysin American School in Switzerland

Rajinder Jhol
“The public education system did not promote the enlightenment of the individual, but rather suppressed critical thought and neurodiversity. It produced preformatted, standardized, and obedient worker-citizen consumers that are programmed to feed the system that holds them captured, exploited, and enslaved. Silently and collectively, they are sawing the branch of reason on which we are all sitting.”
Rajinder Jhol, Shine

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