The problem is not that America doesn't spend enough money
on education -- we spend enormous amounts, far more than any other nation. But we're not getting a sufficient return on our
investment. The fact is, our education system looks a lot like the U.S. auto industry in the 1970s -- stuck in a flabby, inefficient,
outdated production model driven by the needs of employees rather than consumers.
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor NYC
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t
pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
place economy among the first and most important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence,
we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. If we can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the people
under the pretense of caring for them, we will be happy."
us not be blind to our differences - but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those
differences can be resolved."
John F. Kennedy
35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)
"Education is a progressive discovery
of our own ignorance."
Will Durant (1885 - 1981)
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open
Malcolm Forbes, in Forbes Magazine
US art collector, author, & publisher
(1919 - 1990)
"The important thing is not to stop
"Twenty years from now you will be more
disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe
harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
"Knowledge is power. "
Francis Bacon, Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
English author, courtier, & philosopher (1561 - 1626)
"It is possible to store the mind with
a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. "
"In a free state there should be freedom
of speech and thought."
Roman emperor 014-037 & general (42 BC - 37 AD)
journey of a thousand miles begins with a single
"Far and away, the best prize that life
offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
- Teddy Roosevelt