"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin
It constantly amazes me that defenders of the free market are expected to offer certainty and perfection while government has only to make promises and express good intentions. Many times, for instance, I’ve heard people say, 'A free market in education is a bad idea because some child somewhere might fall through the cracks,' even though in today's government school, millions of children are falling through the cracks every day.
-- Dr. Lawrence W. Reed
(1953-) President of the Foundation for Economic Education, economist, author
Source: Making the Case for Liberty Stick, The Freeman, p.791, December 1996.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
--C. S. Lewis
"The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house."
"I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved."
"We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word."
"My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school."
-- Margaret Mead
"Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid."
-- Albert Einstein
If we never have headaches through rebuking our little children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.
"Destroy the family, you destroy the country."
-- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
"Education is unique among consumer products -- when it fails to work as advertised, it's the customer that gets labelled as defective."
-- Kevin Killion
"The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb. This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses."
-- Albert Einstein
"The philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow."
-- Abraham Lincoln
"I am much afraid that the schools will prove to be wide gates to hell unless they diligently labour in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not constantly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt." -- Martin Luther (1483-1546)
“You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts.”
-- C.H. Spurgeon