Tuesday, April 26, 2011


"It is time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy. It's a bureaucratic system where everybody's role is spelled out in advance, and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's not a surprise when a school system doesn't improve. It more resembles a Communist economy than our own market economy."
-- Albert Shanker
(1928-1997) former president of the American Federation of Teachers
Source: Wall Street Journal, October 2, 1989

"It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery."
-- Benjamin Disraeli
(1804-1881) Prime Minister of England, British statesman, novelist

"Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening.  The average American [should be] content with their humble role in life, because they're not tempted to think about any other role."
-- William T. Harris
U.S. Commissioner of Education
Source: 1889

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