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.
What study says is often not what studies say.
Who, after seven hours a day, five days a week, nine months a year in school, hasn’t thought, at least once, about shooting up the place?
Spelling has gone the way of handwriting.
Elite is a rather flattering term for what is in fact a clutch of overgrown teacher’s pets.
Good students make good schools.
Discipline, n. A field of study in which little discipline is exhibited.
The medieval church had a juster claim as guardian of the life of the mind than the contemporary university.
Classroom, n. A factory that turns imperishable works of the human spirit into assignments.