Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Anyone who thinks the art of conversation is dead ought to tell a child to go to bed.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.