Educational System Quotes

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John Dewey
“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.”
John Dewey

Thomas L. Friedman
“In my world, you don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and be against common-sense gun control — like banning public access to the kind of semiautomatic assault rifle, designed for warfare, that was used recently in a Colorado theater. You don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and want to shut down the Environmental Protection Agency, which ensures clean air and clean water, prevents childhood asthma, preserves biodiversity and combats climate change that could disrupt every life on the planet. You don’t get to call yourself “pro-life” and oppose programs like Head Start that provide basic education, health and nutrition for the most disadvantaged children...The term “pro-life” should be a shorthand for respect for the sanctity of life. But I will not let that label apply to people for whom sanctity for life begins at conception and ends at birth. What about the rest of life? Respect for the sanctity of life, if you believe that it begins at conception, cannot end at birth.”
Thomas L. Friedman

William W. Purkey
“A Student is the most important person ever in this school...in person, on the telephone, or by mail.
A Student is not dependent on us...we are dependent on the Student.
A Student is not an interruption of our work..the Studenti s the purpose of it. We are not doing a favor by serving the Student...the Student is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so.
A Student is a person who brings us his or her desire to learn. It is our job to handle each Student in a manner which is beneficial to the Student and ourselves.”
William W. Purkey, Becoming an Invitational Leader

Amit Ray
“Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow you must come out and walk many steps on your own.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

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

Gore Vidal
“I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race. I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam -- good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system.”
Gore Vidal, At Home: Essays 1982-1988

Rius
“Todos los esfuerzos--que no son pocos--hechos por el gobierno, en materia educativa, se diluyen en el mar de porquería de los medios de comunicación monopolizados por la iniciativa privada.”
Rius, El fracaso de la educación en México

H. Beam Piper
“It was a bland, tranquilized, life-adjusted, group-integrated sort of face -- the face turned out in thousands of copies every year by the educational production lines on Terra.”
H. Beam Piper, Little Fuzzy

Tanya R. Liverman
“A teacher will be frustrated if she is only motivated to teach what she has learned. Yet, if she is motivated because of the students, then she will learn from them how to teach.”
Tanya R. Liverman, Memoirs of an Educarer: An Inspiration for Education

Alex Kerr
“Why has pachinko swept Japan? It can hardly be the excitement of gambling, since the risks and rewards are so small. During the hours spent in front of a pachinko machine, there is an almost total lack of stimulation other than the occasional rush of ball bearings. There is no thought, no movement; you have no control over the flow of balls, apart from holding a little lever which shoots them up to the top of the machine; you sit there enveloped in a cloud of heavy cigarette smoke, semi-dazed by the racket of millions of ball bearings falling through machines around you. Pachinko verges on sensory deprivation. It is the ultimate mental numbing, the final victory of the educational system." - Lost Japan, Eng. vers., 1996”
Alex Kerr

Tanya R. Liverman
“Children are our future. We teach them today; what will they do tomorrow?”
Tanya R. Liverman, Memoirs of an Educarer: An Inspiration for Education

“Colleges and departments of education have developed in response to the need for preparing the tens of thousands of teachers required to staff our immense public school system. That they have a most important function to discharge is plain for all to see. But instead of seeing that their products are equipped with sound learning in the various arts and sciences, they have ignored this and have concentrated almost exclusively upon methods of education. They have erected pseudo-science called "Education," most of whose courses are made up of commonplaces expressed in pretentious jargon.”
Richard Weaver, In Defense of Tradition: Collected Shorter Writings of Richard M. Weaver, 1929–1963

“Doomed is a nation that puts a price tag on information and label it "education”
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Martin Guevara Urbina
“Invariably, knowledge dictates life, liberty, and death, but those who have historically occupied the seats of power not only dictate what is defined as knowledge but also dictate what’s included, what’s excluded, and how it is filtered to society vis-à-vis America’s major institutions . . . particularly the educational system; ultimately, shaping the very essence of life.”
Martin Guevara Urbina, Latino Access to Higher Education: Ethnic Realitites and New Directions for the Twenty-first Century

K.A. Hill
“The incapable educational system, my mother and I were embroiled in a vicious cycle of negativity. We all suffered greatly because we were all products of an inexperienced, underdeveloped and misunderstood thought process inherited from a completely corrupt and unjust educational system. I was unloved by my peers because I’d inherited an attitude of fear, pessimism and negativity that could have simply been avoided if our system recognised that we are all products of our environment and have subsequently come from different places, perspectives and circumstances.”
K.A. Hill, The Winners' Guide

Louis Yako
“If it is true that education is the main foundation of any society, it follows that the state of race in today’s America mirrors its education system. Therefore, America’s education needs serious examination and even remaking. It is a system that uses Blacks (and other marginalized people) as mere tokens. You see a meager quota of Black people (as employees or students) here and there to give the false impression of equity.”
Louis Yako

Friedrich A. Hayek
“Lo básico es dejar amplio margen para el
aprendizaje”
Friedrich A. von Hayek

Henry Blake Fuller
“Traps!" he said. "Never in the world! Don't think it! Why, Gower is just a necessary olf bore. Nobody's supposed to know much about him--except instructors and their hapless students.”
Henry Blake Fuller, Bertram Cope's Year

“Education is not about degree and diploma, it is all about knowledge and wisdom.”
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John Brunner
“This continent is littered coast to coast with people who were compelled to study business administration when they should have been painting murals or practicing the fiddle or digging a truck garden, and finally got their chance when it was twenty years too late to lead them anywhere.”
John Brunner, The Shockwave Rider

“Education should not be confined only to mathematics, science, and arts, to eradicate ignorance and poverty, it is necessary to include spirituality in education.”
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“Only through education can the doors of countless possibilities be opened.”
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“Poverty comes not from lack of higher education but from lack of primary education.”
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“Educators are instrumental mentors molding the elite leaders of tomorrow.”
Wayne Chirisa

Amit Abraham
“I have been a rebel fighting against corruption in the education system until the system ended up educating me.”
Amit Abraham

Eric Hoffer
“All through the ages schoolmasters seem to have had the delusion that they could order society as readily as they could a classroom.”
Eric Hoffer, Working and Thinking on the Waterfront

Louis Yako
“Considering the way American education is going in the direction of commercialization and corporatization speaks volumes about how education is getting hijacked; it is being turned into a tool of oppression and creating wider gaps between the rich and the poor rather than fulfilling its purpose of setting minds and bodies free.”
Louis Yako

Louis Yako
“If it is true that education is the main foundation of any society, it follows that the state of race in today’s America mirrors its education system.”
Louis Yako

“We're going to Change the Culture with PBIS, Shift the Paradigm with PBL, and close the Achievement Gap with SDAIE. Sounds good,
right? Well, that's usually the extent of it.”
Fröderick Frankensteen, Paradigm Shi*ted: You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried...

Aiyaz Uddin
“Education is supposed to deliver creative thinkers, problem solvers, and innovative minds not certificate medals or convocations.”
Aiyaz Uddin

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