posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 08:13 PM
Tracy Kidder• "Put twenty or more children of roughly the same age in a little room, confine them to desks, make them wait in lines, make them
behave. It is as if a secret commission, now lost to history, had made a study of children and, having figured out what the greatest number were least
disposed to do, declared that all of them should do it."
Bertrand Russell• "Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. Education is one of the chief obstacles to intelligence
and freedom of thought."
Joseph Stalin• "Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed."
Norman Douglas• "Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes."
George Bernard Shaw• "There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school."
Alice Duer Miller• "It is among the commonplaces of education that we often first cut off the living root and then try to replace its natural
functions by artificial means. Thus we suppress the child's curiosity and then when he lacks a natural interest in learning he is offered special
coaching for his scholastic difficulties."
Fred Emery• "School pokes your eyes out and uni teaches you to read Braille."
John Holt• "Organized education operates on the assumption that children learn only when and only what and only because we teach them. That is not
true. It is very close to one hundred percent false."
John Taylor• "Gatto School is about learning to wait your turn, however long it takes to come, if ever. And how to submit with a show of enthusiasm
to the judgment of strangers, even if they are wrong, even if your enthusiasm is phony."