Children

The founding fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can’t take you and industry can’t take you.

– John Updike

Teachers

Jonathan Kozol September 5, 1936 - Activist, Educator, Writer

Jonathan Kozol
September 5, 1936 –
Activist, Educator, Writer

Well, teachers have been profoundly demoralized
in recent years and are often treated with
contempt by politicians. There’s a great deal of
reckless rhetoric in Washington about the
mediocrity of the teaching profession – and I
don’t find that to be true at all.

Source

Bill Beattie

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think–rather than to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other people.

Bill Beattie