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Reform School Quotes By Dana Goldstein

I don't think school reform should be motivated by missionary zeal. I think it should be motivated by evidence of what works. — Dana Goldstein

Reform School Quotes By Maria Montessori

The school must permit the free, natural manifestations of the child if in the school scientific pedagogy is to be born. This is the essential reform. No one may affirm that such a — Maria Montessori

Reform School Quotes By Flip Wilson

My happiest memory of childhood was my first birthday in reform school. This teacher took an interest in me. In fact, he gave me the first birthday presents I ever got: a box of Cracker Jacks and a can of ABC shoe polish. — Flip Wilson

Reform School Quotes By Seymour Sarason

If you attempt to implement reforms but fail to engage the culture of a school, nothing will change. — Seymour Sarason

Reform School Quotes By Naomi Klein

Reconciliation means that those who have been on the underside of history must see that there is a qualitative difference between repression and freedom. And for them, freedom translates into having a supply of clean water, having electricity on tap; being able to live in a decent home and have a good job; to be able to send your children to school and to have accessible health care. I mean, what's the point of having made this transition if the quality of life of these people is not enhanced and improved? If not, the vote is useless.'
-archbishop Desmond Tutu, chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Committee, 2001 — Naomi Klein

Reform School Quotes By Lauren Kate

Well, Luce, my dear, you may have gone to boarding school parties, but you've never seen a throw-down like reform school kids do it. — Lauren Kate

Reform School Quotes By Gloria D. Gonsalves

Dear teachers, please make reading and writing fun. Reading and writing shouldn't be a punishment while in school. I ask you to create and teach two electives: "Reading for Pleasure" and "Writing for Pleasure". — Gloria D. Gonsalves

Reform School Quotes By Umberto Eco

Well, Diotallevi and I are planning a reform in higher education. A School of Comparative Irrelevance, where useless or impossibe courses are given. The school's aim is to turn out scholars capable of endlessly increasing the number of unnecessary subjects. — Umberto Eco

Reform School Quotes By Lauren Kate

You know, Roland and I were just talking about how we don't have any pyromaniac friends. And everyone knows you need a good pyro to pull off any reform school prank worth the effort. — Lauren Kate

Reform School Quotes By John Cage

It would be better to have no school at all than the schools we now have. Encouraged, instead of frightened, children could learn several languages before reaching age of four, at that age engaging in the invention of their own languages. Play'd be play instead of being, as now, release of repressed anger. — John Cage

Reform School Quotes By Ann Coulter

Days after setting off the bomb, the duo murdered a young MIT police officer during their attempted escape, and two years earlier Tamerlan and another Muslim immigrant slit the throats of three Jewish men on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack - which I believe was also the work of immigrants. CNN headline after the attack: "Boston Bombing Shouldn't Derail Immigration Reform."32 Leaving aside the wanton slaughter, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan were tremendous assets to America. They were on welfare and getting mostly Fs in school. Good work, U.S. immigration service! — Ann Coulter

Reform School Quotes By John T. Walton

There is a growing acceptance and interest in publicly funded school choice as a catalyst for education reform in general and a way to empower parents to be education reformers. — John T. Walton

Reform School Quotes By Juan Williams

Republicans get a lot of money from big business, but they are not tied to the union dollar. As a result they have been aggressive advocates of school reform, charter schools and vouchers for private schools. — Juan Williams

Reform School Quotes By Ernest Hemingway,

Until you're grown-up they send you to reform school. After you're grown-up they send you to the penitentiary. — Ernest Hemingway,

Reform School Quotes By Mark Steyn

We're told the old-school imperialists were racists, that they thought of the wogs as inferior. But, if so, they at least considered them capable of improvement. The multiculturalists are just as racist. The only difference is that they think the wogs can never reform: Good heavens, you can't expect a Muslim in Norway not to go about raping the womenfolk! Much better just to get used to it. — Mark Steyn

Reform School Quotes By Jack Henry Abbott

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause. — Jack Henry Abbott

Reform School Quotes By Will Rogers

Your mothers get mighty shocked at you girls nowadays, but in her day, her mother was just on the verge of sending her to reform school. — Will Rogers

Reform School Quotes By John Taylor Gatto

Independent study, community service, adventures and experience, large doses of privacy and solitude, a thousand different apprenticeships - the one-day variety or longer - these are all powerful, cheap, and effective ways to start a real reform of schooling. But no large-scale reform is ever going to work to repair our damaged children and our damaged society until we force open the idea of "school" to include family as the main engine of education. If we use schooling to break children away from parents - and make no mistake, that has been the central function of schools since John Cotton announced it as the purpose of the Bay Colony schools in 1650 and Horace Mann announced it as the purpose of Massachusetts schools in 1850 - we're going to continue to have the horror show we have right now. — John Taylor Gatto

Reform School Quotes By Ann Landers

Marriage is not a reform school. — Ann Landers

Reform School Quotes By Rudy Giuliani

When I was mayor of New York, my views changed. I began as mayor of New York City thinking that I could reform the New York City school system. After two or three years, four years, I became an advocate of choice, of scholarships, and vouchers, and parental choice, because I thought that was the only way to really change the school system. — Rudy Giuliani

Reform School Quotes By Michele Bachmann

I'm not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court. My husband and I raised five kids. We've raised 23 foster children. We've applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids. — Michele Bachmann

Reform School Quotes By Joan Lunden

We need to reform our school lunch programs. We need to get healthy items into the vending machines. — Joan Lunden

Reform School Quotes By Donalyn Miller

The purpose of school should not be to prepare students for more school. We should be seeking to have fully engaged students now. — Donalyn Miller

Reform School Quotes By Zander Sherman

Like taking a breath, learning was the simple and extraordinary result of being alive. — Zander Sherman

Reform School Quotes By Llewellyn Rockwell

Repeal the entire Banking Act of 1933, and Austrian School economists will cheer, especially if the current system were replaced by a 100%-reserve competitive banking with no central bank. That banking reform would give us a sound money system, meaning no more business cycle, bailouts, or inflation. — Llewellyn Rockwell

Reform School Quotes By John Kuhn

Bail out the bankers and bankrupt the school teachers - we will still teachI will never follow the lead of those who exclude the kids who need education the most so that my precious scores will rise. I will never line up with those whose idea of reform is the subtle segregation of the poor and desperate. I want no part of the American caste system. — John Kuhn

Reform School Quotes By Zander Sherman

In the twenty-first century, we use a nineteenth-century school model with twentieth-century values. There's clearly something wrong with this picture. — Zander Sherman

Reform School Quotes By Harry Browne

Democratic politicians want to solve the crisis of poor education by taking more of your money and using it to reduce classroom sizes in the government schools. Republican politicians want to solve the crisis by taking more of your money to provide vouchers to a handful of the poorest students in each area, paying for a part of the tuition expense at private schools. But before long this 'reform' would make those private schools indistinguishable from the government schools ... Vouchers are an excellent way for the government to increase control over private schools. — Harry Browne

Reform School Quotes By Nicholas Lemann

I am always suspicious of the formulation that "politics" has prevented a great idea from being enacted by government. Politics IS government, in a democratic society. It's a challenge for school reformers, like reformers in any realm, to build a popular constituency for their work. If the people it's supposed to benefit vote against it, that tells me that the person pushing reform lacks political skill. And political skill is a good thing. — Nicholas Lemann

Reform School Quotes By Diane Ravitch

Accountability makes no sense when it undermines the larger goals of education. — Diane Ravitch

Reform School Quotes By Clint Bolick

The idea of school choice is spreading like wildfire around the country, because it's the one education reform that puts real choices and real opportunities in the hands of families who desperately need them. — Clint Bolick

Reform School Quotes By Susan Eaton

Welcome to Hartford. The poorest city in the wealthiest state in the richest country on earth. — Susan Eaton

Reform School Quotes By Preston Sturges

I don't believe environment has the slightest bit to do with anything - I only believe in ancestral influence. It would have made no difference whether I'd been brought up in a reform school, or on the island of Lesbos. — Preston Sturges

Reform School Quotes By Jonathan Bate

During the Government's recent overhaul of GCSEs, I was asked to join a consultative group advising on the English Literature syllabus. It quickly became clear that the minister wanted to prescribe two Shakespeare plays for every 16-year-old in the land. I argued, to the contrary, that there should be one Shakespeare play and one play by anybody except Shakespeare. It cannot be in Shakespeare's interest for teenagers to associate him with compulsion, for his plays and his alone to have the dreaded status of set books. — Jonathan Bate

Reform School Quotes By Barack Obama

If we truly believe in our public schools, then we have a moral responsibility to do better - to break the either-or mentality around school reform, and embrace a both-and mentality. Good schools will require both the structural reform and the resources necessary to prepare our kids for the future. — Barack Obama

Reform School Quotes By Juan Williams

The teachers' unions that block school reform have done serious damage to the union brand. The public no longer views unions as their friend, much less their champion. They view them as corrupt, intransigent and more interested in protecting their political clout within the Democratic Party than protecting their members or even school children. — Juan Williams

Reform School Quotes By Anthony M. Esolen

For those of you who may be homeschooled: high school is that four-year asylum where they put teenagers because we have no idea what else to do with them. — Anthony M. Esolen

Reform School Quotes By John Cage

Valda said that if you change your residence every six months you can legally free your children from compulsory education. — John Cage

Reform School Quotes By James Lee Burke

Hy is it that in problematic situations almost everyone resorts to axioms and societal remedies that in actuality almost nobody believes in? ... ask yourself, have you ever known anyone whose marriage was saved by a marriage counselor, whose drinking was cured by a psychiatrist, whose son was kept out of reform school by a social worker? — James Lee Burke

Reform School Quotes By Billy Graham

Marriage is not a reform school ... Instead of you reforming [your spouse], [he or she] will instead influence you. — Billy Graham

Reform School Quotes By Michael Bennet

In my mind, there is no reason public school reform should be a partisan issue. — Michael Bennet

Reform School Quotes By David Blankenhorn

The most important domestic challenge facing the U.S. at the close of the twentieth century is the re-creation of fatherhood as avital social role for men. At stake is nothing less than the success of the American experiment. For unless we reverse the trend of fatherlessness, no other set of accomplishments
not economic growth or prison construction or welfare reform or better schools
will succeed in arresting the decline of child well-being and the spread of male violence. To tolerate the trend of fatherlessness is to accept the inevitability of continued social recession. — David Blankenhorn

Reform School Quotes By Marco Rubio

We do need curriculum reform. And it should happen at the state and local level. That is where educational policy belongs, because if a parent is unhappy with what their child is being taught in school, they can go to that local school board or their state legislature, or their governor and get it changed. — Marco Rubio

Reform School Quotes By Diane Ravitch

You can't lead your troops if your troops do not trust you. — Diane Ravitch

Reform School Quotes By Frank Zappa

Schools train you to be ignorant with style [ ... ] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you're just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you're going to be alright [ ... ] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up. — Frank Zappa

Reform School Quotes By Rick Perry

Texas is a national leader in education reform and student achievement. Through our college- and career-ready standards and assessments, strong school accountability, and a focus on educator development, we have created an education system that prepares our students for success after graduation. — Rick Perry

Reform School Quotes By Periyar E.V. Ramasamy

Village reform is not merely cleaning the roads, constructing schools and worshipping monasteries. It is not mere celebration of festivals. — Periyar E.V. Ramasamy

Reform School Quotes By Henry Handel Richardson

Oh my eye Betty Martin! Aren't I glad it isn't me that's going to school! It looks just like a prison. — Henry Handel Richardson

Reform School Quotes By Reed Hastings

About half my work in education is U.S. political reform around school districts and charter schools, and creating more room for entrepreneurial organizations to develop. And about half on technology, which I look at as a global platform. — Reed Hastings

Reform School Quotes By Neil DeGrasse Tyson

When students cheat on exams it's because our school system values grades more than students value learning. — Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Reform School Quotes By Peter Drucker

The subordinate's job is not to reform or reeducate the boss, not to make him conform to what the business schools or the management book say bosses should be like. It is to enable a particular boss to perform as a unique individual. — Peter Drucker

Reform School Quotes By Saaif Alam

A person who has a criminal mind and would be punished by the referees and they will remain in isolation from others as an opportunity for them to reform. When he or she get released from his or her referees' custody, he or she would have a better understanding about the ethical and moral values of his or her society and not make the same mistake again. — Saaif Alam

Reform School Quotes By Anthony Esolen

The worst feature of the Common Core is its anti-humanistic, utilitarian approach to education. It mistakes what a child is and what a human being is for. That is why it has no use for poetry, and why it boils the study of literature down to the scrambling up of some marketable "skill" [ ... ] you don't read good books to learn about what literary artists do ... you learn about literary art so that you can read more good books and learn more from them. It is as if Thomas Gradgrind had gotten hold of the humanities and turned them into factory robotics. — Anthony Esolen

Reform School Quotes By Tom Peters

I imagine a school system that recognizes learning is natural, that a love of learning is normal, and that real learning is passionate learning. A school curriculum that values questions above answers ... creativity above fact regurgitation ... individuality above conformity.. and excellence above standardized performance ... And we must reject all notions of 'reform' that serve up more of the same: more testing, more 'standards', more uniformity, more conformity, more bureaucracy. — Tom Peters

Reform School Quotes By Ralph Waldo Emerson

I confess myself utterly at a loss in suggesting particular reforms in our ways of teaching. No discretion that can be lodged with a school-committee, with the overseers or visitors of an academy, of a college, can at all avail to reach these difficulties and perplexities, but they solve themselves when we leave institutions and address individuals. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reform School Quotes By Jim Gerlach

Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs. — Jim Gerlach

Reform School Quotes By Stan Karp

[The] overuse and misuse of standardized tests is only the start of the problems with NCLB. NCLB uses these test scores to impose sanctions that have no record of success as school improvement strategies, and in fact are not really educational strategies at all. They're political strategies designed to promote privatization and market reform in public education. — Stan Karp

Reform School Quotes By Lawrence W. Reed

Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly "reforming" their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact they're always busy "reforming" is an implicit admission that they didn't get it right the first 50 times. — Lawrence W. Reed

Reform School Quotes By Jonathan Kozol

Research experts want to know what can be done about the values of poor segregated children; and this is a question that needs asking. But they do not ask what can be done about the values of the people who have segregated these communities. There is no academic study of the pathological detachment of the very rich ... — Jonathan Kozol

Reform School Quotes By John Taylor Gatto

School reform is not enough. The notion of schooling itself must be challenged. — John Taylor Gatto

Reform School Quotes By Diane Ravitch

Can teachers successfully educate children to think for themselves if teachers are not treated as professionals who think for themselves? — Diane Ravitch

Reform School Quotes By Aimee Bender

I like to smile at the men who look mean so they know I believe in their better selves. That makes a difference in the world. This is how you might be able to reform a possible rapist without ever going to psychology school. — Aimee Bender

Reform School Quotes By Neil Kinnock

Devolutionary reform will not provide a factory, a machine or jobs, build a school, train a doctor or put a pound on pensions. — Neil Kinnock

Reform School Quotes By Ken Robinson

We stigmatize mistakes. And we're now running national educational systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can make
and the result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities. — Ken Robinson

Reform School Quotes By John Steinbeck

Hazel grew up - did four years in grammar school, four years in reform school, and didn't learn a thing in either place. Reform schools are supposed to teach viciousness and criminality but Hazel didn't pay enough attention. — John Steinbeck

Reform School Quotes By J.R. Rim

I wonder in what way I would function as a person, in a society without ever attending school. I'd be myself. — J.R. Rim

Reform School Quotes By Ruben Hinojosa

While I do commend the Administration on its commitment and focus on high school reform, I believe that we must focus on graduation as the key accountability measure. — Ruben Hinojosa