They tried to numb his brain, as a preliminary to stunting his body later on, as stunt it they did, by forcing him to work like a beast of burden for a pittance. should be the effort on the part of parents and educators? The principle which makes all operations on a large scale proportionally cheaper than on a small scale holds as to education also.First, and above everything else, the effort should be made to provide the atmosphere wherein certain qualities can flourish and emerge. ~Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Pagan, or Atheistical tenets.
Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. With these safeguards, I believe the battles which created the Army of the Tennessee will not have been fought in vain. Grant The framers of our Constitution firmly believed that a republican government could not endure without intelligence and education generally diffused among the people.
There are people alive that still remember using chalkboards in class, or writing on slates at their desk.
Now, though, today's students have a wealth of technology literally at their finger tips.The Father of his Country, in his Farewell Address, uses this language: Promote, then, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge.In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened. Grant The free school is the promoter of that intelligence which is to preserve us as a nation.It neither encourages reflection nor inspires reverence for the good.Education has seen seismic changes in the last few decades.In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another.Arranged alphabetically by author or source: A · B · C · D · E · F · G · H · I · J · K · L · M · N · O · P · Q · R · S · T · U · V · W · X · Y · Z · Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations · Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations · See also · External links The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it.The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing. ~Alice Bailey The main difference is that nowadays all persons equally have those opportunities of higher education which in your day only an infinitesimal portion of the population enjoyed.~ John Adams From my grandfather's father, [I learned] to dispense with attendance at public schools, and to enjoy good teachers at home, and to recognize that on such things money should be eagerly spent. ~Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000–1887To educate some to the highest degree, and leave the mass wholly uncultivated, as you did, made the gap between them almost like that between different natural species, which have no means of communication.It would be a disservice to students to not require them to learn the language that will allow them to find jobs.Education in the largest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual.