What students lack in school is an intellectual relationship or conversation with the teacher.
There is plenty of competition in a Glasser Quality School in that there is winning but no losing.
We can pay teachers a hundred thousand dollars a year, and we'll do nothing to improve our schools as long as we keep the A, B, C, D, F grading system.
There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.
In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test. Students are told to get out their notes and open their books. There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the teacher or another student for help.
Told that the passing grade is a B or competence and that we will help you to get there, students do competent work. The lowest passing grade in the real world is competence. Why do schools accept so much less?
Running a school where the students all succeed, even if some students have to help others to make the grade, is good preparation for democracy.
We don't focus as much in schools on educational knowledge which requires thinking and application, as we do on acquiring facts.
As long as acquiring knowledge is the educational goal of schools, educational opportunities will be limited, as they are now, to affluent families.
You can acquire a lot of knowledge without ever going to school.
If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.
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