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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fact is, our education system looks a lot like the U.S. auto industry in the 1970s -- stuck in a flabby, inefficient, outdated production model driven by the needs of employees rather than consumers. 

M
ichael 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.

 

Ronald Reagan

 

 

"I 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."

Thomas Jefferson

 

 

"So, let 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 one."

Malcolm Forbes, in Forbes Magazine
US art collector, author, & publisher (1919 - 1990) 
 
 
"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

Albert Einstein
 

"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."

Mark Twain

 

"Knowledge is power. "

Sir 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. "

Alec Bourne


"In a free state there should be freedom of speech and thought."

Tiberius
Roman emperor 014-037 & general (42 BC - 37 AD)

 

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single
step. "

Confucius

 

"Far and away, the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

- Teddy Roosevelt

 



 



 
 
 
 
 

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