Schooling

Manufacturing stupidity.


Feb 082017
 

The medieval church had a juster claim as guardian of the life of the mind than the contemporary university.

Feb 062017
 

Classroom, n. A factory that turns imperishable works of the human spirit into assignments.

Dec 292016
 

What schoolteachers like to call problems are in fact exercises. Avoiding exercises is an example of a real problem.

Apr 082016
 

To lie to children efficiently you need school; to lie to them uniformly you need public school.

Feb 192016
 

Every fictional utopia has one feature in common with every modern state: compulsory public education.

Feb 042016
 

Why is experience the best teacher? Because we only really listen to ourselves.

Jan 072016
 

There are born fools, but most of us have to work at it.

Oct 202015
 

The shortest way to make a million dollars is to start with a hundred million; and so it is with education.

May 212015
 

Remember kids, stay in school — unless you have a particular talent, in which case you’re just wasting your time.