Public education was not founded to give society what it wants. Quite the opposite.
It's easier to floss with barbed wire than admit you like someone in middle school.
Laurie Halse Anderson
In grade school I was smart, but I didn't have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends.
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years.
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.
Edgar Watson Howe
Headmasters have powers at their disposal with which Prime Ministers have never yet been invested.
Sir Winston Churchill
My school was so tough the school newspaper had an obituary section.
I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
The human brain is special. It starts working as soon as you get up and it doesn't stop until you get to school.
But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
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 an education.
Show me the man who enjoyed his schooldays and I will show you a bully and a bore.
My father wanted me to have all the educational opportunities he never had, so he sent me to a girls' school.
You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.
No wonder the teacher knows so much; she has the book.