My Collaborative Learning Environment
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.
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.
You can get all A's and still flunk life.
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
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.
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
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."
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.
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.