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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.


Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.
A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life.
Show me a man who has enjoyed his school days and I'll show you a bully and bore.
You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.


Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
— Ecclesiastes 12:12

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The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.


Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.


What school is about; two parts ABCs to fifty parts Where Do I Stand in the Great Pecking Order of Humankind.
Our schools should be a space where our children and young people can have contact with the vitality of our history.
The essential function of the school is to form free citizens with the capacity to defend their rights and comply with their obligations.
The Common School, improved and energized, as it can easily be, may become the most effective and benignant of all the forces of civilization.
The true birthplace is that wherein for the first time one looks intelligently upon oneself; my first homelands have been books, and to a lesser degree schools.


As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.
If our schools are not a space where another humanity is being created, where another wisdom is taking root, where another society is being created, where hope and transcendence have a place, then we are losing out on making a unique contribution to this historical moment.
I believe that the school is primarily a social institution. Education being a social process, the school is simply that form of community life in which all those agencies are concentrated that will be most effective in bringing the child to share in the inherited resources of the race, and to use his own powers for social ends.
One of the things I feel is that, right now, if you ask who are the customers of education, the customers of education are the society at large, the employers who hire people, things like that. But ultimately I think the customers are the parents. Not even the students but the parents. The problem that we have in this country is that the customers went away. The customers stopped paying attention to their schools, for the most part. What happened was that mothers started working and they didn't have time to spend at PTA meetings and watching their kids' school. Schools became much more institutionalized, and parents spent less and less and less time involved in their kids education. What happens when a customer goes away and a monopoly gets control, which is what happened in our country, is that the service level almost always goes down. And that's certainly what the public school system is. They don't have to care.

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