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Education Quote of the Day

“The school system, custodian of print culture, has no place for the rugged individual. It is, indeed, the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing.” – Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962)






Education Quote of the Day

“As the most certain way of handing down to our latest Education the foe of tyranny and the posterity, our free republican government, is to enlighten surest basis of the minds of the people, and to preserve the purity of their morals, too much attention can not be paid to the education of youth, byContinue Reading






Education Quote of the Day

“For every one pupil who needs to be guarded against a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate justContinue Reading






Education Quote of the Day

“Memphis is improving, but we have a really long way to go. The status quo is unacceptable. ASD [Achievement School District] has offered an option apart from Shelby County’s long-lasting failing schools and, unlike our [state] representative, we are thankful. – Sarah A. Carpenter, Memphis (Tri – State Defender, January 7, 2016)






Education Quote of the Day

“real education…has almost nothing to do with knowledge, and everything to do with simple awareness.” – David Foster Wallace, Kenyon Commencement Address, May 21, 2005






Education Quote of the Day

“It is apparent that many public school Educationists cannot bring themselves to believe that any criticism of their enterprise can be honestly motivated. … There would be less quackery in the public schools today if the Educationists had devoted to the correction of the shoddy pseudo-intellectual pretensions within their craft a fraction of the energyContinue Reading






NC charter schools narrowed achievement gap

In a May 2016 doctoral dissertation titled, “A Complexity Context to North Carolina Charter School Classroom Interactions and Climate: Achievement Gap Impacts,” Liz Johnson conducted an analysis of the “relationship between classroom climate, interactions, and student achievement, through a complexity systems context.” Using some pretty high-level quantitative and qualitative methods, Johnson concluded, According to theContinue Reading






Education quote of the day

“The front page of the metro section of The New York Times in 1997 featured Donald Trump’s visit as a PFAD [Principal for a Day] to a Bronx middle school. While there, Trump offered to buy the students sneakers, and one young man asked him why he wouldn’t offer scholarship money instead. This article precipitatedContinue Reading






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