Quotes on the Education Industrial Complex

“Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.” – Clay Shirky

“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on – because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.” – Noam Chomsky

“When we train our children according to a system of thought or a particular discipline, when we teach them to think within departmental divisions, we prevent them from growing into integrated men and women, and therefore they are incapable of thinking intelligently, which is to meet life as a whole.” – Krishnamurti

“Much of education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.” -John W. Gardner

Quotes on Teaching

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.”– Alexandra Trenfor

“You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself” -Galilei Galileo

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” -Ignacio Estrada

“The teacher of the past needed to train students to be literate, docile, and mediocre in order to produce citizens who are easily controlled; but the educator of the future will be a facilitator of wisdom who supports students so that they can reach the highest potential of their unique expressions. -Jennifer Nelson

“When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.”– Jean Piaget

“Learning occurs naturally, but teaching isn’t natural at all. The little ones are learning from the older children or from the adults, but nobody’s teaching. They’re learning on their own initiative, which is so powerful. You don’t have to augment it. In fact, you can’t really augment it. There’s no way you can make a child learn better than he would if he or she wants to.” – Jean Leidloff

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