It still remains unrecognised, that to bring a child into existence without a fair prospect of being able, not only to provide food for its body, but instruction and training for its mind, is a moral crime, both against the unfortunate offspring and against society; and that if the parent does not fulfil this obligation, the State ought to see it fulfilled, at the charge, as far as possible, of the parent.
Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.
It amazes me when education, religion and family values fail to create a human being.
Education can so easily unseat one’s confidence about the truth of the world, Mal noted privately.
Homeschool history tells of more than two centuries of home-teaching influence on American education, although it has been largely obscured by the drawn curtains of conventional bias.
Every person has his secret; in reverie, unbeknown to others, he finds peace, freedom, sorrow and love.
Possession of wealth is not the happiness but expression of gratitude for the possession is the happiness.
We understand why it is better to teach a starving man to fish, but a repertoire course is worse than handing a a fish to a starving man. Our students are not starving; if anything, they are drowning in a sea of information. So a survey course is more like handing a giant box of chocolates to a fat, rich man.
Education gives you the power to think rationally, think better, and be productive in every act.
Resilience is rooted in habits we can cultivate and change.