26 Best Inspirational Quotes For Education Reform

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Get here the list of some best inspirational quotes for education reform.

Best Quotes For Education Reform

1. “When students cheat on exams it’s because our school system values grades more than students value learning.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

2. “Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow you must come out and walk many steps on your own.” ― Amit Ray

3. “Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform.” ― Derrick A. Bell

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4. “Schools train you to be ignorant with style […] they prepare you to be a usable victim for a military industrial complex that needs manpower. As long as you’re just smart enough to do a job and just dumb enough to swallow what they feed you, you’re going to be alright […] So I believe that schools mechanically and very specifically try and breed out any hint of creative thought in the kids that are coming up.” ― Frank Zappa

5. “Can teachers successfully educate children to think for themselves if teachers are not treated as professionals who think for themselves?” ― Diane Ravitch

6. “Education is beautification of the inner world and the outer world.” ― Amit Ray

7. “We stigmatize mistakes. And we’re now running national educational systems where mistakes are the worst thing you can make — and the result is that we are educating people out of their creative capacities.” ― Ken Robinson

8. “There’s no such thing as neutral education. Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom.” ― Paulo Freire

9. “The purpose of school should not be to prepare students for more school. We should be seeking to have fully engaged students now.” ― Donalyn Miller

10. “Research experts want to know what can be done about the values of poor segregated children; and this is a question that needs asking. But they do not ask what can be done about the values of the people who have segregated these communities. There is no academic study of the pathological detachment of the very rich…” ― Jonathan Kozol

11. “It would be better to have no school at all than the schools we now have. Encouraged, instead of frightened, children could learn several languages before reaching age of four, at that age engaging in the invention of their own languages. Play’d be play instead of being, as now, release of repressed anger.” ― John Cage

12. “No reform is possible unless some of the educated and the rich voluntarily accept the status of the poor, travel third, refuse to enjoy the amenities denied to the poor, and instead of taking avoidable hardships, discourtesies, and injustice as a matter of course, fight for their removal.” ― Mohandas Gandhi

13. “Meditation, education and beauty are the three transforming powers that can change individual and the whole world.” ― Amit Ray

Famous Education Reform Quotes

14. “For those of you who may be homeschooled: high school is that four-year asylum where they put teenagers because we have no idea what else to do with them.” ― Anthony Esolen

15. “Education reform doesn’t come cheap. But the price of ignorance is far, far greater” ― Queen Rania

16. “Not only should we encourage kids to daydream, but also to jump-in and build those dreams. Dreaming is largely lost among adults drowning in self-imposed realities.” ― Ryan Lilly

17. “Accountability makes no sense when it undermines the larger goals of education.” ― Diane Ravitch

18. “In the twenty-first century, we use a nineteenth-century school model with twentieth-century values. There’s clearly something wrong with this picture.” ― Zander Sherman

19. “You can be an expert any field of study with consistent effort and consistent learning.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

20. “A man who marries a woman to educate her falls into the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.” ― Elbert Hubbard

21. “Dear teachers, please make reading and writing fun. Reading and writing shouldn’t be a punishment while in school. I ask you to create and teach two electives: “Reading for Pleasure” and “Writing for Pleasure”.” ― Gloria D. Gonsalves

22. “If education were the same as information, the encyclopedias would be the greatest sages in the world.” ― Abhijit Naskar

23. “Real education leads to the liberation of the mind.” ― Abhijit Naskar

24. “A reformer exhorted children that they would succeed where he and his colleagues had failed with the charge: “Live for that better day.” ― Barbara W. Tuchman

25. “Our initial thinking about the keys to educational reform was wrong. The variables were deeply emotional and cultural.” ― David Edward Goldberg

26. “Professional learning does not advance… through the inexorable confirmation of previous certainties, but through a systematic challenge to our present conceptions” ― Douglass B. Reeves