Thomas Armstrong

The newer and broader picture suggests that the child emerges into literacy by actively speaking, reading, and writing in the context of real life, not through filling out phonics worksheets or memorising words.

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Large Families
Daniel Goleman
Who does not recall school at least in part as endless dreary hours of boredom punctuated by moments of high anxiety?

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Carl Sagan

When you make the finding yourself - even if you are the last person on Earth to see the light - you will never forget it.

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How to Get a Raise
Anatole France

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.

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Scientology Children
Fats Domino

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D. or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.

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Good News
Oliver Weldell Holmes

One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Christmas Carol Lyrics
Benjamin Jowett

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.

Charlotte Mason

We prefer that they [the children] should never say they have learned botany or conchology, geology or astronomy. The question is not, - how much does the youth know when he has finished his education - but how much does he care and about how many orders of things does he care?

Marriage Counseling
Alvin Toffler
In the year 2000 an illiterate person will not be someone who can't read or write, but someone who is not able to learn, unlearn and learn again.

Marital Problems
Leslie A. Hart
The 145 year-old system we are still trying to use after 145 years of failure must be scrapped and replaced. Small improvements, even if attainable, will not stave off collapse.

Good News - for a Change
John Taylor Gatto
The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders.

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E.M. Forster
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

Scientology Children
Roland Meighan

It is an iron law of education that rigid systems produce rigid people, and flexible systems produce flexible people.

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David Miscavige

George Bernard Shaw

There is, on the whole, nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school.

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Help for Pets with Diabetes
Jacob Brownowski
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.

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