Perceptive and Perplexing
|Day||Perplexing and Perceptive Quotes About School|
|1||Showing up at school
already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed:
people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
|2||Modern educational theory dismisses
the use of fear as a means of inducing learning in adolescents. I know
that all my children enjoyed school much more
than I did. On the other hand, none of them knows how to multiply and divide
|3||I had a terrible education. I
attended a school for emotionally disturbed
|4||We have to abandon the idea that
is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half
the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -- and half the things
he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
--Arthur C. Clarke
|5||There are many people who reach
their conclusions about life like schoolboys;
they cheat their master by copying the answer out of a book without having
worked out the sum for themselves.
instead of encouraging the asking of questions, too often discourages it.
|7||From the first day in school
until the day I graduated, everyone gave me one hundred plus in art. Well,
where do you go in life? You go to the place where you got one hundred
ain't what they used to be and never was.
|9||In the first place God made idiots.
This was for practice. Then He made School
|10||It is hard to convince a high
student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those
of algebra and geometry.
|11||Fortunately for us, Japan is
opening its first business school in the near
future. This is likely to produce a measurable drop in Japanese productivity.
|12||In business school
classrooms they construct wonderful models of a non-world.
|13||A man who has never gone to school
may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may
steal the whole railroad.
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt
|14||But, good gracious, you've got
to educate him first. You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been
to a good school.
|15||But there are advantages to being
elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school
grades classified Top Secret.
|16||I don't like the sound of all
those lists he's making - it's like taking too many notes at school;
you feel you've achieved something when you haven't.
is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't
|18||The Founding Fathers in their
wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they
provided jails called schools, equipped with
tortures called an education.
|19||Just when you think you've graduated
from the school of experience, someone thinks
up a new course.
|20||A first-grader came home from
his first day of school and announced, 'I
ain't going back to school tomorrow, Mom.'
'Why not?' his mother asked. 'Well, I can't read and I can't write, and
the teacher won't let me talk, so what's the use?'
|21||The only big ideas I've ever
had have come from daydreaming, but modern life keeps people from daydreaming.
Every moment of the day your mind is being occupied, controlled, by it
someone else - at school, at work, watching
|22||The shrewd guess, the fertile
hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the
most valuable coin of the thinker at work. But in most schools
guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
--Jerome S. Bruner
|23||The whining schoolboy,
with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school.
|24||No matter how vital experience
might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became
as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school
-- Ellen Glasgow
|25||By the time a man is 35 he knows
that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he
received in high school do not work in life.
|26||In The Lion Tamer School
of Management you learn to keep them well fed and never let them know that
all you've got is a chair and a whip.
|27||Experience is a good school,
but the fees are high.
|28||Perhaps one way of coping with
the population explosion would be to give every potential parent some experience
in driving a school bus.
--Franklin P. Jones
|29||I think sleeping was my problem
in school. If school
had started at 4:00 in the afternoon, I'd be a college graduate today.
of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.
|31||If you promise not to believe
everything your child says happens at this school,
I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home.
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