Follow Me On

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

No comments :