The twin tragedies of pedagogy: talent without application, and application without talent.
The stupid kids turned out to be not quite as stupid as we thought, and the smart kids nowhere near as smart.
It seems increasingly doubtful that class participation should ever have been encouraged.
I would gladly trade a bit more bullying for a lot less tattling.
America has allowed countless uneducated and unskilled people to become uneducated and unskilled people who have gone to college.
A professor is, quite literally, someone who does not draw the conclusions from his own premises.
Doing badly in school is your best chance to come through it unscathed.
Behind every wise child are several foolish adults.
A class of failed disciplines — psychiatry, education, macroeconomics — unable to raise the mean, lower the variance and declare victory.
The full-grown model pupil speaks of “problems” to be “solved”, as if the world were a textbook and these the exercises.