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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Food For Thought

It's important to maintain our focus and sustain our commitment as we count down the number of days remaining in the school calendar. We can't be distracted by the approach of summer and veer off course from the values and beliefs that form our foundation and serve as a catalyst for the future. Here are some interesting quotes involving education that may prompt us all to reflect on our perspectives.

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  Sydney J. Harris

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in schoolAlbert Einstein

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.  Franklin D. Roosevelt

It'll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.  Author unknown

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.  Author Unknown

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. Daniel Boorstein

Education is not the filling of a pail, but th elighting of a fire. William Butler Keats

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.  G.K. Chesterton

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.  All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.  John W. Gardner

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.  Roger Lewin
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.  George Santayana

My parents told me, "Finish your dinner.  People in China and India are starving."  I tell my daughters, "Finish your homework.  People in India and China are starving for your job."  Thomas L. Friedman

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