My Collaborative Learning Environment
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.
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 modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.
My parents told me, "Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving." I tell my daughters, "Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job."
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection; otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
If you sincerely desire a truly well-rounded education, you must study the extremists, the obscure and "nutty." You need the balance! Your poor brain is already being impregnated with middle-of-the-road crap, twenty-four hours a day, no matter what. Network TV, newspapers, radio, mag
If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
It'll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
Education is the transmission of civilization.
Education should be exercise; it has become massage.
Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.