My Collaborative Learning Environment
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing.
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.
You can get all A's and still flunk life.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, "Have a nice day."
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.