Could we know by what strange circumstances a man's genius became prepared for practical success, we should discover that the most serviceable items in his education were never entered in the bills which his father paid for.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher's hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world.
More money is put into prisons than into schools. That, in itself, is the description of a nation bent on suicide. I mean, what is more precious to us than our own children? We are going to build a lot more prisons if we do not deal with the schools and their inequalities.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means to an education.
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
[E]very man, everywhere, should be free to develop his talents to their full potential - unhampered by arbitrary barriers of race or birth or income.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Everyone and everything around you is your teacher.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
That's at the core of equity: understanding who your kids are and how to meet their needs. You are still focused on outcomes, but the path to get there may not be the same for each one.
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
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