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Top 100 Quotes About Public Schools

#1. Sadly, too many today take for granted public schools, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, equality before the law, forgetting that these were ever novel and daring ideas. Once - Author: David McCullough
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#2. I found the most convincing part to be the working stiffs, the guys who have a modest home and kids who go to public schools. They make $75,000 to $100,000 a year. That's not much to live on. I don't have to tell you that. - Author: Jack Valenti
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#3. Americans are incredibly religious as a nation, and we have gotten that way by having the government stay out of religion and say religion is a private matter. The government doesn't take sides. Public schools don't promote or denigrate any religion. - Author: Rachel Maddow
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#4. The Byrd cronies retaliated by diverting taxpayer money to fund whites-only "segregation academies," private schools founded to circumvent integrated public schools. - Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
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#5. It hapens very often that parents think they are worred about the progress a boy is making. they do not realise that all boys are numskulls with o branes which is not surprising when you look at the parents really the whole thing goes on and on and there is no stoping it it is a vicious circle. - Author: Geoffrey Willans
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#6. Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#7. Harvard produces leaders. People with Harvard degrees go on to become administrators in high-level positions in state educational departments and in public schools around the country. - Author: Christina Hoff Sommers
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#8. The opportunities of America opened out to me the public schools. They carried me to the professional training of an American university. I began by working with my own hands for my daily bread. - Author: Herbert Hoover
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#9. In contemporary art culture, where good looks and clever strategic planning of art careers have become a feature, professional practice may be taught in art schools like a branch of public relations or political science. - Author: Michael Leunig
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#10. The concept of religious freedom is largely ignored in the curriculum of our nation's public schools. - Author: Charles Haynes
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#11. I was born on June 3rd, 1929, in Graenichen in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland, where I went to the public schools until the age of 16. - Author: Werner Arber
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#12. Privatizing our public schools makes as much sense as privatizing the fire department or or the police department - Author: Diane Ravitch
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#13. Father had notions about manhood suffrage, public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses, and the gradual emancipation of the slaves, that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond. - Author: John Sergeant Wise
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#14. Recent decades clearly demonstrate that the more secular our Public Schools become the less successful they become academically. - Author: David Barton
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#15. When I look back now I realize I was such an obnoxious kid but, you know, I went to schools like you, like a public school in New York so compared to the anarchy that was going on there, they really wouldn't - I wasn't like a bad kid. I saw people come in and punch the teachers. - Author: Colin Quinn
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#16. Providing better computer science education in public schools to kids, and encouraging girls to participate, is the only way to rewrite stereotypes about tech and really break open the old-boys' club. - Author: Ryan Holmes
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#17. I studied music at the most remedial level when I was a kid, through the Los Angeles public schools, with a little private instruction. - Author: Flea
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#18. There are major efforts being made to dismantle Social Security, the public schools, the post office - anything that benefits the population has to be dismantled. Efforts against the U.S. Postal Service are particularly surreal. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#19. As I graduated from public schools and started working in newsrooms, I told myself that I am only the 'illegal' that my own country has not bothered to get to know. - Author: Jose Antonio Vargas
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#20. As long as American liberals are going to keep announcing that they're embarrassed for their country, how about being embarrassed by our public schools or by our ridiculous trial lawyer culture that other countries find laughable? - Author: Ann Coulter
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#21. As a country [USA], we can attract more talented people to teaching by raising awareness of educational inequity and getting the public to understand from individual classrooms, schools, and cities that this is an issue that can be solved. - Author: Wendy Kopp
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#22. The period that I would anoint as the golden era in American journalism was from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s. It had three separate major strands: the Civil Rights struggle over integration of schools and public facilities in the South; the Vietnam War; and Watergate. - Author: Anonymous
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#23. Women have to be very vigilant, and demand the very best in public schools, health care and pay, those things that men and women of this state value are at risk. - Author: Bev Perdue
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#24. At present, black children are more segregated in their public schools than at any time since 1968. In the inner-city schools I visit, minority children typically represent 95 percent to 99 percent of class enrollment. - Author: Jonathan Kozol
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#25. In 1962, the Supreme Court banned organized prayer from public schools. Since then, federal, state, and local courts and officials, including public school administrators, have joined in a nationwide search and destroy mission for student religious practices. - Author: Ralph E. Reed Jr.
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#26. As public schools deteriorate, the upper-middle class and wealthy send their kids to private ones. As public pools and playgrounds decay, the better-off buy memberships in private tennis and swimming clubs. As public hospitals decline, the well-off pay premium rates for private care. - Author: Robert Reich
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#27. You look at public education system, charter schools, infrastructure, in so many ways New Orleans has come back stronger. - Author: Drew Brees
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#28. And then the conditions of safety - or lack of safety - for teachers in public schools, and the disparity between public schools and private schools is shameful. - Author: Warren Beatty
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#29. If we truly believe in our public schools, then we have a moral responsibility to do better - to break the either-or mentality around school reform, and embrace a both-and mentality. Good schools will require both the structural reform and the resources necessary to prepare our kids for the future. - Author: Barack Obama
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#30. The study of tools as well as of books should have a place in the public schools. Tools, machinery, and the implements of the farmshould be made familiar to every boy, and suitable industrial education should be furnished for every girl. - Author: Rutherford B. Hayes
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#31. If the government announced that it was going to allocate a vast tranche of education funding purely to the pupils at the best public schools, there would be a national outcry - and yet this is precisely what the Olympics represents in terms of sports funding. - Author: Will Self
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#32. From my great-grandfather: not to have attended schools for the public; to have had good teachers at home, and to realize that this is the sort of thing on which one should spend lavishly. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#33. The private schools and the independent schools like Oprah's are really doing well because they've got the best of everything but it certainly puts the spotlight on a system of public education that is still reeling from the apartheid years [in South Africa]. - Author: Charlayne Hunter-Gault
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#34. The Ten Commandments being taken out of the public schools. I want them back. - Author: Kinky Friedman
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#35. I went to the Alabama public schools at a time when my English teachers, all but one of whom was a woman, taught nothing but the classics. They revered the great British and American writers. - Author: Thomas H. Cook
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#36. A high-speed connection is no more an essential civil right than 3G cell phone service or a Netflix account. Increasing competition and restoring academic excellence in abysmal public schools is far more of an imperative to minority children than handing them iPads. - Author: Michelle Malkin
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#37. The government is a very large constructor. They have schools, colleges, hospitals and courts, offices. We are trying to influence the public works department to adopt green buildings. - Author: Jamshyd Godrej
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#38. We don't have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we've ordered god out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn't act so surprised ... when all hell breaks loose, - Author: Mike Huckabee
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#39. There were no politics to polarize us then, to magnify every slight. The "negroes" of Washington had their public schools, restaurants, bars, movie houses, playgrounds and churches; and we had ours. - Author: Pat Buchanan
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#40. As with public hospitals, better public schools are likely to emerge when local teachers and parents have more say over how their schools are run. It's especially important to give parents a direct say in the running of schools rather than just an advisory role. Even - Author: Tony Abbott
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#41. When you introduce competition into the public school system, most studies show that schools start to do better when they are competing for students. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#42. It's time to update traditional public schools, charter schools, home schools, online schools and parochial schools. Let the dollars follow the child instead of forcing the child to follow the dollars, so that every child has the opportunity to attain an education. - Author: Bobby Jindal
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#43. If, as the popular saying goes, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, the people who run our public schools fit that description. - Author: Newt Gingrich
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#44. Frankly, I'm not sure how far I would get if I attended public school today. It's not just that public schools aren't producing the results we want - it's that we're not giving them what they need to help students achieve at high levels. K-12 education in the United States is deeply antiquated. - Author: Eli Broad
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#45. And there should not be a limit on the creation of new public schools. We ought to expand choices for parents. - Author: John Engler
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#46. Out of the public schools comes the greatness of the nation. - Author: Mark Twain
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#47. As a retired educator I have seen first-hand the impact a great education can have on a young person's life. I will always be a champion for public schools, our teachers, and our children. - Author: Alma Adams
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#48. Free education for all children in public schools ... Combination of education with industrial production - Author: Karl Marx
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#49. Public schools are where the next generation of leaders are educated and where cultural exchange will take place. - Author: Eugenie Scott
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#50. It is also important to remember that no state in the United States requires a homeschooling parent to have a public school teaching certificate, just as many private schools do not require one (though some, such as Montessori and Waldorf, require teacher training in their unique programs). The - Author: Patrick Farenga
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#51. Charter schools are public schools that operate, to a certain extent, outside the system. They have more control over their teachers, curriculum and resources. They also have less money than public schools. - Author: Maggie Gallagher
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#52. I believe the public schools are the greatest cultural influence in this country. - Author: Phyllis Schlafly
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#53. Together, the property rights and public choice schools show only that, if you start by assuming a purely individualistic model of human behavior and treat politics as if it were a pale imitation of the market, democracy will, indeed, make no sense. - Author: Paul Starr
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#54. I can imagine no more important contribution to our country's future than a long-term commitment to improving urban K-12 public schools. - Author: Eli Broad
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#55. The public schools are supported entirely, in most communities, by public funds-funds exacted not only from parents, nor alone from those who hold particular religious views, nor indeed from those who subscribe to any creed at all. - Author: William J. Brennan
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#56. You could argue that [the decline of public schools] is one of the major disasters in our lifetimes. We took one of the greatest successes in the history of the earth and turned it into one of the greatest disasters in the history of the earth. - Author: Charlie Munger
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#57. What a tremendous act of generosity on the part of the donors who made this possible and what a tremendous opportunity for all these children in Kalamazoo public schools who can now go to college and chase their dreams. - Author: Jennifer Granholm
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#58. I have no problems with private schools. I graduated from one and so did my mother. Private schools are useful and we often use public funds to pay for their infrastructures and other common needs. - Author: Jim Clyburn
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#59. In America our public schools are intended to be religiously neutral. Our teachers and schools are neither to endorse nor to inhibit religion. I believe this is a very good thing. - Author: Adam Hamilton
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#60. Instead of preparing men for life French schools solely prepare them to occupy public functions, in which success can be attained without any necessity for
self-direction or the exhibition of the least glimmer of personal initiative. - Author: Gustave Le Bon
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#61. I just went to your typical public schools, and my dad would take us to the movies every week, or he'd buy scalped tickets to San Antonio Spurs games. I remember I was four or five years old and my parents, who were very young, took us to see The Police in Austin, and Iggy Pop opened. - Author: Pedro Pascal
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#62. Any time you have poverty, joblessness, sub-par public schools, and a lack of opportunity, you're going to have a high rate of crime. - Author: George Pelecanos
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#63. The Bible, when not read in schools, is seldom read in any subsequent period of life ... The Bible ... should be read in our schools in preference to all other books because it contains the greatest portion of that kind of knowledge which is calculated to produce private and public happiness. - Author: Benjamin Rush
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#64. Public libraries are our great teachers and storytellers, and are a vital adjunct to our schools. In this day of standardized and homogenized education, a library offers individual and personalized learning opportunities second to none. - Author: Julie Andrews
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#65. As the son of a union activist and a lifelong Democrat, I've always thought that privatizing our public schools is not the answer. We must strengthen public schools. - Author: Eli Broad
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#66. My education began in the public schools of Wilmington. During most of these years, from about age 10, I also worked at some job or other after school, on weekends, and in the summer months. - Author: Daniel Nathans
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#67. I went to public schools, and while Gary was, like most American cities, racially segregated, it was at least socially integrated - a cross section of children from families of all walks of life. - Author: Joseph Stiglitz
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#68. The current moral decay perceived in society has often been blamed on the lack of God in the public schools. During the Great Depression God was prominent in the schools, hence She must have caused the depression. Challenge my logic. - Author: Eric Welch
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#69. Democracy, to maintain itself, must repeatedly conquer every cell and corner of the nation. How many of our public institutions and private businesses, our schools, hospitals, and domestic hearths are in reality little fascist states where freedom of speech is more rigorously excluded than vermin? - Author: Jacques Barzun
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#70. If a person wants to be publicly gay, they should not be teaching in the public schools. - Author: Jim DeMint
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#71. Another example of the educational inequality is the current debate over publicly financed school vouchers which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful, but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources. - Author: Bobby Scott
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#72. When it comes to public school education, we have been unwilling to measure our results. We've been unwilling to pay based on performance. We have tenure where, even if you can't teach, you can't get fired. We've been unwilling to invest in new schools. - Author: Michael Bloomberg
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#73. A society - any society - is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on. - Author: Robert Reich
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#74. It's so important to that we go into the public schools and we feed all of the kids something that is really good for them. - Author: Alice Waters
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#75. Public education is a good foundation on which to build a better life for each of us. And if we want to prove to these children who never made the mess in the first place that education is worth the trouble, our schools have to inspire them so they can do what they ought to do. - Author: Bill Cosby
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#76. Private schools have been attacking public schools and really I was just a pawn in their game. I speak at schools of all ages on a regular basis. - Author: Gorilla Zoe
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#77. I want to promote the introduction of art history in primary schools and to convince the general public that, even in a period of economic crisis, arts funding is an absolute necessity at the federal, state, and local levels. - Author: Camille Paglia
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#78. The applicability of the Establishment Clause to public funding of benefits to religious schools was settled in Everson v. Board of Ed. of Ewing, which inaugurated the modern era of establishment doctrine. - Author: David Souter
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#79. A young man passes from our public schools to the universities, ignorant almost of the elements of every branch of useful knowledge. - Author: Charles Babbage
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#80. Instead of unfairly demonizing teachers, we should be working with them to find solutions to the problems in our schools and make sure every child gets an outstanding public education. - Author: Albio Sires
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#81. In spite of the general agreement by professional educators, the public, and legislative bodies that the health and growth of teachers are basic to the health of schools, existing staff development is crammed into a tiny space of money and time. - Author: Bruce R. Joyce
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#82. As Governor of Texas, I have set high standards for our public schools, and I have met those standards. - Author: George W. Bush
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#83. The foundations demand that public schools and teachers be held accountable for performance, but they themselves are accountable to no one. If their plans fail, no sanctions are levied against them. They are bastions of unaccountability. - Author: Diane Ravitch
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#84. If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign, morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those public funds to be used for any type of private school. - Author: Jonathan Kozol
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#85. If prayer is to leave the public schools, let the ridicule of prayer leave also. - Author: Boyd K. Packer
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#86. Taxes are how we pool our money for public health and safety, infrastructure, research, and services-from the development of vaccines and the Internet to public schools and universities, transportation, courts, police, parks, and safe drinking water. - Author: Holly Sklar
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#87. I was born and raised in California and benefited from California's excellent public schools, from kindergarten through medical school. - Author: Ami Bera
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#88. There have been two periods in my lifetime when the excitement of government and of public issues drew to Washington many of the bright young people graduating from colleges and law schools. These were essentially the Roosevelt and the Kennedy years. - Author: Katharine Graham
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#89. I sincerely believe that the collective efforts of many secularists during the past generation, resulting in the expulsion from our schools and from the public square, has left us vulnerable. - Author: Jerry Falwell
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#90. If you want a good education, go to private schools. If you can't afford it, tough luck. You can go to the public school. - Author: Paul LePage
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#91. I attended the public schools.And I have happy memories and strong memories of those days and good memories of the good sense and the decency of my friends and my neighbors. - Author: Samuel Alito
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#92. Questions, Hypothetical: Needn't be answered. No one knows why.
Schools, Public: They teach you to stand on your own two feet. 'No doors on the lavatories. That sorts the men from the boys'.
Snobbery, Inverted: The worst kind. No need to explain why. - Author: William Donaldson
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#93. Charter schools are just public schools on a slightly longer leash. A dog on a long leash is still a dog on a leash. - Author: Marshall Fritz
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#94. From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world. - Author: Dick Cheney
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#95. Over the last forty years, many educators, decision-makers, and even some parents have come to regard the arts as peripheral, and let's face it, frivolous - especially the visual arts, with their connotation of "the starving artist" and the mistaken concept of necessary talent - Author: Betty Edwards
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#96. I hope to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we don't have public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. - Author: Jerry Falwell
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#97. The public school system is damned. Let me tell you how radical I am. Christian students should be in Christian schools. If you have to sell your car, live in a smaller house, or work a night job, put your child in Christian schools. If you can't afford it, homeschool. - Author: Jerry Falwell
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#98. Some 'separation' zealots would expunge any vestige of religious observance in public schools. Many of the same anti-religious fanatics would like to wipe out of existence all church-related schools, by regulation or taxation, so that universal ignorance of the life of spirit should prevail. - Author: Russell Kirk
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#99. Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service. - Author: Susan Collins
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#100. We don't have drama in public schools in France. I had never taking an acting class. - Author: Stephanie Szostak
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