Quotes on Education
"There is no need for parents to fear homosexual teachers. Ninety-seven percent of child seduction is heterosexual."
Dr. Benjamin Spock


"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward th"
Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor Of Education And Psychiatry At Harvard


"The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition to a new social order."
Willard Givens, Executive Secretary, National Education Association, 1934


"There's nothing that's good about a voucher system-parental choice, competition, and the ability to provide innovative instruction-that can't also be achieved by public education."
John Kerry


"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all, it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizen, to put down dissent."
H L Menken


"The exercise will simulate an attack by a fictitious radical group called Wackos Against Schools and Education who believe everyone should be homeschooled. Under the scenario, a bomb is placed on the bus and is detonated while the bus is traveling on Durh"
Muskegon Chronicle, Describing A Mock Terrorism Drill In Their Public Local School


"Movies may affect people's lives, but they don't have the long-lasting effect of a home-visit program."
Rob Reiner


"Parent's attitudes about what they want for their children represent one of the greatest barriers to successful implementation of school-to-work."
U.S.Department Of Education's Office Of Educational Research And Improvement


"The schools cannot allow parents to influence the kind of values-education their children receive in school; that is what is wrong with those who say there is a universal system of values. Our (humanistic) goals are incompatible with theirs. We must chang"
Paul Haubner, Specialist For The N.E.A.


"The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition to a new social order."
Willard Givens, Executive Secretary, National Education Association, 1934


"The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new - the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-"
John J. Dunphy, "A New Religion For A New Age"


"We have to let students know there are no right answers."
William Glasser, "Schools Without Failure"


"Critique a Thanksgiving poster depicting the tradtitional, stereotyped Pilgrim and Indian figures, especially when teaching older elementary school children. Take care to select a picture that most children are familiar with..."
Education World


"At Thanksgiving, shift the focus away from re-enacting the first Thanksgiving, Instead, focus on items children can be thankful for in their own lives and on their families' celebrations..."
Department Of Education In 1996


"And if the hypothetical Indians who participated in that hypothetical feast thought all was well and were thankful in the expectation of a peaceful future, they were sadly mistaken."
Derman Sparkes, "Anti Bias Curriculum Tools For Empowering Young Children " Naeyc


"And if the hypothetical Indians who participated in that hypothetical feast thought all was well and were thankful in the expectation of a peaceful future, they were sadly mistaken."
Derman Sparkes, "Anti Bias Curriculum Tools For Empowering Young Children " Naeyc


"Rather than adding my voice to those who urge us to go 'back to basics' I would argue that we need to move ahead to the new basics...the arts of compromise and reconciliation, of consensus building, and of planning for interdependence, a command of these "
Harold Shane, Project Director For The Nea Bicentennial Committee, "America's Next 25 Years: Some Implications For Education" Sept. 1976


"Dramatic changes in the way we will raise our children in the year 2000 are indicated, particularly in terms of schooling...We will need to recognize that the so-called basic skills, which currently represent nearly the total effort in elementary schools,"
Catherine Barrett , Former Nea President


"The schools cannot allow parents to influence the kind of values-education their children receive in school; that is what is wrong with those who say there is a universal system of values. Our (humanistic) goals are incompatible with theirs. We must chang"
Paul Haubner, Specialist For The N.E.A. (National Education Association)


"In the past century, the civic mission of schools, at its best, was an enlightened, open-ended, and thought-provoking education for democracy in a sovereign state, such as the United States of America.... The purpose was induction of each new generation i"
From "Teaching Democracy Globally, Internationally, And Comparatively: The 21st Centruy Civic Mission Of Schools"


"I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic... but I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education."
Ibrahim Hooper Of Cair


"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward th"
Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor Of Education And Psychiatry At Harvard


"We have a crisis on our hands. I am asking today for that responsibility to be placed squarely on my shoulders."
Adrian Fenty, Newly Elected Washington Dc Mayor (D) Describing His Bid To Take Charge Of The City’s Schools


"The schools cannot allow parents to influence the kind of values-education their children receive in school; that is what is wrong with those who say there is a universal system of values. Our (humanistic) goals are incompatible with theirs. We must chang"
Paul Haubner, Specialist For The N.E.A.


"If any school became a religious school, as some people say Khalil Gibran would be, or it became a national school, in the sense that it really wasn’t an American public school, I would shut it down."
Joel Klein, Chancellor Nyc School System


"The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition to a new social order."
Willard Givens, Executive Secretary, National Education Association


"Parent's attitudes about what they want for their children represent one of the greatest barriers to successful implementation of school-to-work."
U.S.Department Of Education


"There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural laws or moral absolutes."
John Dewey, Father Of Modern American Public Education


"At Thanksgiving, shift the focus away from re-enacting the first Thanksgiving. Instead, focus on items children can be thankful for in their own lives and on their families' celebrations..."
Department Of Education In 1996


"Critique a Thanksgiving poster depicting the tradtitional, stereotyped Pilgrim and Indian figures, especially when teaching older elementary school children. Take care to select a picture that most children are familiar with..."
Education World


"California courts have held that ... parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children."
Justice H. Walter Croskey


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