Schooling

Manufacturing stupidity.


Mar 132019
 

Teaching everyone to read leaves the difficulty of supplying vast amounts of reading matter suitable for everyone.

Feb 122019
 

He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches; and he who does, usually cannot teach.

Jan 212019
 

An infallible sign of fraudulence, in an academic department, is “studies” in its name.

Jan 182019
 

Life is a series of increasingly elaborate marshmallow tests.

Dec 062018
 

If only I could have school over again, to leave sooner and do worse.

Nov 052018
 

Public schooling profits only that narrow band of students, neither clever nor dim, from which all future public schoolteachers will be drawn.

Sep 042018
 

First we learn to stand and talk, and then we are taught to sit down and shut up.

Aug 152018
 

There are two reasons to be optimistic about children: parents don’t affect them much, and neither does school.

Aug 142018
 

Tenure would be an ideal system for the protection of heretical ideas if it were ever given to a person who might express one.

Jul 112018
 

Life is exactly like high school, and not one bit like college.