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It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
Joseph Goebbels

The State has the prerogative to oversee the production of public sentiment.
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The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.
Maria Montessori

The instruction of even a tender youth, accordingly, does not target readying him for academia, but for existence.
When you live in a poor neighborhood, you are living in an area where you have poor schools. When you have poor schools, you have poor teachers. When you have poor teachers, you get a poor education. When you get a poor education, you can only work in a poor-paying job. And that poor-paying job enables you to live again in a poor neighborhood. So, it's a very vicious cycle.
Malcolm X

When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.
Angela Davis

When youth attend educational institutions that prioritize order and safety above academics and mental progression, they are attending academies for incarceration.
Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down.
Joseph Stalin

Knowledge is a weapon whose power depends on the wielder, and who it is used to conquer.
Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state.
Adolf Hitler

Let me dictate the educational materials, and I will shape the government.
If you expect the present day school system to give history to you, you are dreaming. This, we have to do ourselves. The Chinese didn't go out in the world and beg people to teach Chinese studies or let them teach Chinese studies. The Japanese didn't do that either. People don't beg other people to restore their history; they do it themselves.
John Henrik Clarke

When we were at school we were taught to sing the songs of the Europeans. How many of us were taught the songs of the Wanyamwezi or of the Wahehe? Many of us have learnt to dance the rumba, or the cha cha, to rock and roll and to twist and even to dance the waltz and foxtrot. But how many of us can dance, or have even heard of the gombe sugu, the mangala, nyang umumi, kiduo, or lele mama?
Julius Nyerere

Play it cool, that's the old school rule man.

Keep your composure, that's the classic regulation dude.
Your children will go to public school and they will be trained for somewhere around 15,000 hours in ungodly secular thought. And then they'll go to Sunday school and they'll color a picture of Noah's ark. And you think that's going to stand against the lies that they are being told?
Paul Washer

Schools serve the same social functions as prisons and mental institutions- to define, classify, control, and regulate people.
Michel Foucault

Educational institutions operate similarly to correctional facilities and psychiatric hospitals- to delineate, categorize, oversee, and organize individuals.
Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don't have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can't stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there's too much stimulation.
Temple Grandin

Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society.
Antonio Gramsci

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don't know something, and to learn something new.
Barack Obama

I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.
Dick Gregory

I never received instruction in contempt or humiliation at home; I had to be educated by my peers for that.
Youths are passed through schools that don’t teach, then forced to search for jobs that don’t exist and finally left stranded in the street to stare at the glamorous lives advertised around them.
Huey Newton

Young people are educated in inadequate institutions, leading them to seek nonexistent employment, before ultimately being left desolate on the sidewalk and gazing upon the ostentatious lives promoted nearby.
The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.
Seymour Papert

The duty of the teacher is to foster a setting for innovation rather than give pre-prepared knowledge.
If by a "Liberal," they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties - someone who believes that we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say that I'm a "Liberal."
John F. Kennedy

I prayed to dispel my fear, until suddenly, and I do not know how the idea came to me, I began to pray for others. I prayed for everyone who came into my thoughts - - people with whom I had traveled, those who had been in prison with me, my school friends of years ago. I do not know how long I continued my prayer, but this I do know - - my fear was gone! Interceding for others had released me!
Corrie Ten Boom

We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our school-masters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us.
Baron de Montesquieu

We obtain three types of instruction, one from our guardians, a second from our instructors, and the last from life. The third challenges all that was taught by the first two.
I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.
Coretta Scott King

Everything you go through as a Christian is a training exercise behind which God has a divine purpose. He did not save you so that you could cruise into paradise on a luxury liner; He saved you to prepare you to be of use in His kingdom. The moment you were born again, He enrolled you in His school of suffering. And every affliction, every trial, is another lesson in the curriculum.
David Wilkerson

You don't have to be angry, you don't have to be too cool for school. You can just have a good time and dance like no one's watching. Just enjoy life.
Brendon Urie

"Don't feel the need to be hostile, don't try too hard to impress. Let loose and move with freedom like nobody is seeing. Savor life."
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.
Christopher Columbus

Overcome all challenges and interruptions to securely reach one's desired aim.
To consider the school as a place where instruction is given is one point of view. But, to consider the school as a preparation for life is another. In the latter case, the school must satisfy all the needs of life.
Maria Montessori

I've got a kid in Africa that I feed, that I clothe, that I school, that I inoculate for 75 cents a day. Which is practically nothing compared to what it cost to send him there.
Anthony Jeselnik

I provide sustenance, apparel, education, and immunization for my child in Africa at a minimal cost of 75 cents per day - an amount that is negligible compared to the expense of sending him there.
An educator's most important task, one might say his holy duty, is to see to it that no child is discouraged at school, and that a child who enters school already discouraged regains his self-confidence through his school and his teacher. This goes hand in hand with the vocation of the educator, for education is possible only with children who look hopefully and joyfully upon the future.
Alfred Adler

A lot of people are scared. It's the way you're raised. The way you've been told your whole life, that you've got to do this and that. Get a job, go to school. So, a lot of people are scared to just do what they really want. They're worried about what people will think and stuff like that. It's just fear.
Oliver Sykes

Some kids are so depressed at home and with how people treat them in school that they cut themselves. This happens all over the world - kids who don't want to kill themselves, but nobody understands how much they hurt, so they cut themselves with razor blades.
Chester Bennington

I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly.
Bessie Coleman

I concluded that African Americans should not suffer through the hardships I had encountered, so I decided to launch a flying academy and coach other African American females in aviation.
Since every school in India teaches English, why can't it be our link language? Why do Tamils have to study English for communication with the world and Hindi for communications within India? Do we need a big door for the big dog and a small door for the small dog? I say, let the small dog use the big door too!
C. N. Annadurai

Let us labor for the security of free thought, free speech, pure morals, unfettered religious sentiments, and equal rights and privileges for all men, irrespective of nationality, color, or religion;.... leave the matter of religious teaching to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contribution. Keep church and state forever separate.
Ulysses S. Grant

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space... On the one hand it's about shelter, but it's also about pleasure. The intention is to really carve out of a city civic spaces and the more it is accessible to a much larger mass in public and it's about people enjoying that space. That makes life that much better. If you think about housing, education, whether schools and hospitals, these are all very interesting projects because in the way you interpret this special experience.
Zaha Hadid

Don't let anyone tell you that standardized tests are not accurate measures. The truth of the matter is they offer a remarkably precise method for gauging the size of the houses near the school where the test was administered.
Alfie Kohn

If you can't be pretty, you have to learn to make yourself attractive. I found that all the pretty girls I went to high school with came to middle age as frumps, because they just got by with their pretty faces, so they never developed anything. They never learned how to be interesting. But if you are bereft of certain things, you have to make up for them in certain ways. Don't you think?
Iris Apfel

Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
Julian Bond

Inequity is African American youths spending 12 years in class and getting only half the schooling they deserve.
What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.
George Washington

Students in American schools would be foremost instructed in the faith of Jesus Christ.
Every kid in every school no matter their background, deserves to learn the basics about food - where it comes from, how to cook it and how it affects their bodies. These life skills are as important as reading and writing, but they've been lost over the past few generations. We need to bring them back and bring up our kids to be streetwise about food.
Jamie Oliver

You can pay for school, but you can't buy class

You can finance education, but you can't purchase sophistication.
School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn't worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave.
Albert Einstein

Capitalism, Socialism, Fascism, Communism, the Free-Market .... What good are these approaches for? These attempts are made by men who are cerebral insufficient. I'm trying to give you back your brain, which they took away from you in schools and in your upbringing. I'm trying to show you how the world works. So if you want a better world, you have to get up off your ass and make it better
Jacque Fresco

Equality is the heart and essence of democracy, freedom, and justice, equality of opportunity in industry, in labor unions, schools and colleges, government, politics, and before the law. There must be no dual standards of justice, no dual rights, privileges, duties, or responsibilities of citizenship. No dual forms of freedom.
A. Philip Randolph

I've always been interested in history, but they never taught Negro history in the public schools...I don't see how a history of the United States can be written honestly without including the Negro. I didn't [paint] just as a historical thing, but because I believe these things tie up with the Negro today. We don't have a physical slavery, but an economic slavery. If these people, who were so much worse off than the people today, could conquer their slavery, we can certainly do the same thing....I am not a politician. I'm an artist, just trying to do my part to bring this thing about.
Jacob Lawrence

Every maker of video games knows something that the makers of curriculum don't seem to understand. You'll never see a video game being advertised as being easy. Kids who do not like school will tell you it's not because it's too hard. It's because it's--boring
Seymour Papert

Educators need to know what happens in the world of the children with whom they work. They need to know the universe of their dreams, the language with which they skillfully defend themselves from the aggressiveness of their world, what they know independently of the school, and how they know it.
Paulo Freire

The most important day of a person's education is the first day of school, not Graduation Day.
Harry Wong

The cornerstone of a person's educational journey is the first day of school, not Commencement.
Cleanliness & good sanitation in schools is a matter of high importance.
Narendra Modi

Sanitation in schools is an issue of paramount significance.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell

People are born naive, not unintelligent. They are conditioned to be foolish by schooling.
School is practice for future life, practice makes perfect and nobody's perfect, so why practice?
Billie Joe Armstrong

'School is a rehearsal for adult life, honing one's skills to perfection is impossible, so why bother perfecting them?'
Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Throughout life, from infancy, from education until we pass away, we are instructed to equate ourselves with another; yet when I match myself with someone else I am annihilating myself.