Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.— Noam Chomsky
Revealing Educational System quotations
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.
The most common ego identifications have to do with possessions, the work you do, social status and recognition, knowledge and education, physical appearance, special abilities, relationships, person and family history, belief systems, and often also political, nationalistic, racial, religious, and other collective identifications. None of these is you.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Education must be a great equaliser in our society.
It must be the tool to level the differences that our various social systems have created over the past thousands of years.
Without a strong educational system — free of government control — democracy is crippled. Knowledge is not only the key to power. It is the citadel of human freedom.
It is absurd and anti-life to be part of a system that compels you to listen to a stranger reading poetry when you want to learn to construct buildings, or to sit with a stranger discussing the construction of buildings when you want to read poetry.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
I regard monotheism as the greatest disaster ever to befall the human race.
I see no good in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam - good people, yes, but any religion based on a single, well, frenzied and virulent god, is not as useful to the human race as, say, Confucianism, which is not a religion but an ethical and educational system.
We must change the system of education and instruction.
Unfortunately, history has shown us that brotherhood must be learned, when it should be natural.
Any system of education...which limits instruction to the arts and sciences and rejects the aids of religion in forming the characters of citizens, is essentially defective.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators: They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students.
An egalitarian educational system is necessarily opposed to meritocracy and reward for achievement. It is inevitably opposed to procedures that might reveal differing levels of achievement.
Now more people are doing work that requires individual decision-making and problem-solving, and we need an educational system that will help develop those skills.
No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education.
I do regard spinning and weaving as a necessary part of any national system of education.
One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
I think the best thing that happened to the education system in New Orleans was Hurricane Katrina.
Health is more than absence of disease;
it is about economics, education, environment, empowerment, and community. The health and well being of the people is critically dependent upon the health system that serves them. It must provide the best possible health with the least disparities and respond equally well to everyone.
Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.
Far from creating independent thinkers, schools have always, throughout history, played an institutional role in a system of control and coercion. And once you are well educated you have already been socialized in ways that support the power structure, which, in turn, rewards you immensely.
All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
Because if you don't have a great workforce, a great higher education system, you're not going to have the next eBay, the next AmGen, the next, you know, Miasole, and not only California but America is going to fall behind a whole new competitive context which is obviously China, India, and other countries.
There is nothing more important to our Nation's future, to our homeland security, and to our economy than ensuring we have a top-notch educational system that is the envy of the world.
As countries embrace mass higher education, the cost of maintaining universities increases dramatically relative to an elite system.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.
What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and '60s: the interstate-highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies.
It's quite fashionable to say that the education system's broken.
It's not broken. It's wonderfully constructed. It's just that we don't need it anymore. It's outdated.
To teach is to color a life forever.
After many painful trials, which none can know, but those who are taught to relinquish a system in which they had been educated, I settled down in the full persuasion, that the immersion of a professing believer in Christ is the only Christian baptism.
The biggest atrocity of all is to indoctrinate our children into a system that does not value their creative expression, nor encourage their unique abilities.
We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy.
Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think.
One of the unfortunate things about our education system is that we do not teach students how to avail themselves of their subconscious capabilities.
The educational system should be a sieve, through which all the children of a country are passed. It is highly desirable that no child escape inspection.
For too long we have occupied ourselves with responding to the consequences of cruelty and abuse and have neglected the important task of building up an ethical system in which justice for animals is regarded as the norm rather than the exception. Our only hope is to put our focus on the education of the young.
Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.
As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better.