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

“I spent three days a week…” – Ray Bradbury

“I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.”

– Ray Bradbury