Parents go to considerable trouble and expense to provide their children instruction in how to hate them.
A field that uncomprehendingly imitates the methods of a more prestigious field will also imitate its style: the result being writing that not even the author understands.
Teaching everyone to read leaves the difficulty of supplying vast amounts of reading matter suitable for everyone.
He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches; and he who does, usually cannot teach.
An infallible sign of fraudulence, in an academic department, is “studies” in its name.
Life is a series of increasingly elaborate marshmallow tests.
If only I could have school over again, to leave sooner and do worse.
Public schooling profits only that narrow band of students, neither clever nor dim, from which all future public schoolteachers will be drawn.
First we learn to stand and talk, and then we are taught to sit down and shut up.
There are two reasons to be optimistic about children: parents don’t affect them much, and neither does school.