Schooling – Page 4 – Everything


Manufacturing stupidity.

Sep 032019

Parents go to considerable trouble and expense to provide their children instruction in how to hate them.

Aug 092019

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.

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.