The prosperity of a country depends, not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its fortifications, nor on the beauty of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its cultivated citizens, in its men of education, enlightenment and character.— Martin Luther
Undeniable Public Education quotations
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
If we were to remove the Bible from public schools we would be wasting so much time punishing crimes and taking so little pains to prevent them.
The virtuosos look to the students of the world to do their share in the education of the great musical public. Do not waste your time with music that is trite or ignoble. Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Saharas of musical trash.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
Privatization is a neoliberal and imperialist plan.
Health can't be privatized because it is a fundamental human right, nor can education, water, electricity and other public services. They can't be surrendered to private capital that denies the people from their rights.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people, and must be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves.
American Education has a long history of infatuation with fads and ill-considered ideas. The current obsession with making our schools work like a business may be the worst of them, for it threatens to destroy public education. Who will Stand up to the tycoons and politicians and tell them so?
I am personally not against keeping animals at zoos, as they serve a huge educational purpose, but treating them well and with respect seems the least we could do, and with 'we' I mean not just zoo staff, but most certainly also the public.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.
The major economic policy challenges facing the nation today - pick your favorites among the usual suspects of low public and household savings, concerns about educational quality and achievement, high and rising income inequality, the large imbalances between our social insurance commitments and resources - are not about monetary policy.
Learning about factory farms and their horrendous treatment of animals is what made me become vegetarian in the first place. I also support the education of the public on adopting pets from animal shelters or saving homeless animals off the street in lieu of buying them from pet shops.
No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.
The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.
Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries.
Since history has no properly scientific value, its only purpose is educative.
And if historians neglect to educate the public, if they fail to interest it intelligently in the past, then all their historical learning is valueless except in so far as it educates themselves.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
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 method for preventing destructive cult involvement is preventative education. If students and the public at large are more aware of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand and resist their recruitment efforts.
Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.
In addition to fines, violators of decency standards could be required to air public service announcements serving educational and informational needs of children.
During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.
In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic persecution of the Jews followed quickly. Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from higher education in public schools.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
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.
The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
I grew up on the south side of Chicago in a working class community.
There were no miracles in my life, there's nothing miraculous about how I grew up, and I want people to know when they look at me, to be clear that they see what an investment in public education can look like.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
We will continue to go out onto the streets and to protest, and actively encourage the public to support us in our campaign for free education.
Too many people hold the idea that psychopaths are essentially killers or convicts. The general public hasn't been educated to see beyond the social stereotypes to understand that psychopaths can be entrepreneurs, politicians, CEOs and other successful individuals who may never see the inside of a prison.
There is something fundamentally antidemocratic about relinquishing control of the public education policy agenda to private foundations run by society's wealthiest people; when the wealthiest of these foundations are joined in common purpose, they represent an unusually powerful force that is beyond the reach of democratic institutions.
To teach is to color a life forever.
Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education.
Real education is valuable, no matter where it comes from: an ivy league school, a public library or your grandmother.
We are moving in exactly the wrong direction in higher education.
Forty years ago, tuition in some of the great American public universities and colleges was virtually free. Today, the cost is unaffordable for many working class families. Higher education must be a right for all - not just wealthy families.
Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think.
The function of the university is not simply to teach breadwinning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; if is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment from which forms the secret of civilization.
Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits .
. . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers.
We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
That should be the goal, is that every kid in every neighborhood, despite whatever challenges they may face, are getting a great education in our public schools.
If you want to know how to solve society's problems, you start out with better public education.