Quotes about our failing education system

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Education System Quotes (161 quotes)

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These are some of the perils we must all face on a daily basis, the latter being the most harmful. Education is such a vital system … but it is so backward. We teach children to anxiously compete with each other to find out who has a better short-term memory. These ideas and beliefs that we are taught from youth shape our perception of the world, and can later become the biggest hindrances towards our own new discoveries. We should be teaching children how to be more fully human; to learn and understand how their minds and bodies work, and later let each person find their own path to knowledge.

Thomas Jefferson Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. Malcolm X The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward A child educated only in school is an uneducated child.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "education-system" Showing of No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don't really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic -- it has no conscience.

I talk a lot about my problems with how our current education system is run today. The rigid guidelines it imposes on students, the killing of creativity and individualism, the lack of teaching in practical relevant areas of life, and the grading system that motivates students to learn and then subsequently forget information in order to receive proverbial gold stars, are a few among many issues I have with the system and the way it operates.
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Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system. The American education system couldn't be more badly directed or poorly funded if the Secretary of Education were Ed Wood.

We all learn in different ways and an essential part of the process of learning is gaining an understanding of ourselves and how we learn most effectively. Schooling is often an important step in our lives but the real education that makes us successful in life takes place outside the controlled environment of a classroom. I spend a lot of time reading about different approaches to education and learning. An individual with a schooled mind conceives of the world as a pyramid of classified packages accessible only to those who carry the proper tags. It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. We kill, not only their curiosity, but their feeling that it is a good and admirable thing to be curious, so that by the age of ten most of them will not ask questions, and will show a good deal of scorn for the few who do. No friendship classes.

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  1. 28 quotes have been tagged as school-system: Ken Robinson: 'Creativity is as important as literacy', Nick Harkaway: “It is easier to land a man on the moon than to change the school system.” “Grades really cover up failure to teach.

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