Sunday, February 22, 2015

Argumentative Material


Living in The State of Questionable Priorities, our elected officials have decided to move money from our overpaid, extravagant school system to our state gem . . . The Department of Corrections.


I see a correlation because a community is going to have to fund one or the other. My kid’s English assignment is to make a persuasive argument for or against such a budgetary decision. 



Being my child, the poor kid isn’t without argumentative material.


Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. - Edward Everett



If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. - Andy McIntyre 


A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it. - Brander Matthews


Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King Jr.


America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. - Evan Sear


Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive. - Josephine They


Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X


Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. - Joseph Stalin 


Some good advice on impressing a girl with scientific knowledge

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. - Abraham Flexner


Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge. - Mark Twain


English teacher's response to "we school tomorrow" snow-day post 

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. -  Albert Einstein


It doesn't make much difference what you study, as long as you don't like it. - Finley Peter Dunne


Engineering upgrade to class projector 

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. - Franklin D. Roosevelt


It'll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers. - Ronald D. Fuchs


He who opens a school door, closes a prison. - Victor Hugo





Theft-proof pencils 

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. - Peter Drucker



Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost

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