Quotes of Classroom

“ I was terrified of being a teacher. To stand in front of a classroom, the responsibility is boggling. Imagine! Standing in front of people! ”

- John Glover

“ The opponents of my budget propose taking $200 million out of our classrooms and instead spending it on a larger school employee pay raise. Our focus should be on making sure our children come first. ”

- Bob Riley

“ We've talked a lot about education reform here in Congress. But education reform won't work without quality teachers in our classroom. ”

- David E. Price

“ This Ken Starr report is now posted on the Internet. I'll bet Clinton's glad he put a computer in every classroom. ”

- Jay Leno

“ Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children. ”

- Walt Disney

“ One in four children being victimized? That's about seven children in every classroom. That's a significant proportion of the population. ”

- Wendy Craig

“ Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies. ”

- Marshall McLuhan

“ Life is a classroom in which each of us is being tested, tried, and passed. ”

- Robert A. Taft

“ The least of learning is done in the classrooms. ”

- Thomas Merton

“ I talk to friends of mine who are now teaching; they've graduated and they have classrooms. And I get really jealous, and I get really excited talking to them about their classrooms, and I want one. I think I'd be happy. ”

- Clay Aiken

“ Athletes who take to the classroom naturally or are encouraged to focus on grades should be able to do well in the classroom. I believe the reason you go to college is to get your degree. It's not a minor league or an audition for the pros. ”

- Rebecca Lobo

“ Someday, in the distant future, our grandchildren's grandchildren will develop a new equivalent of our classrooms. They will spend many hours in front of boxes with fires glowing within. May they have the wisdom to know the difference between light and knowledge. ”

- Plato

“ American society as a whole has a very short memory. There are a lot of things we don't know or have allowed ourselves to forget. I was visiting a high school, Seward High School, in 1987, and one of the students in the classroom thought that slavery had ended in 1960… ”

- August Wilson

“ In a time of tight budgets, difficult choices have to be made. We must make sure our very limited resources are spent on priorities. I believe we should have no higher priority than investing in our children's classrooms and in their future. ”

- Bob Riley

“ We must prepare young people for a brain-centered economy whose one constant is rapid change. The predominant classroom model a single teacher lecturing to 20, 30, or even more students reflects the production-line model of the Industrial Age, not the technological demands of our Information Age. ”

- Janet Napolitano

“ I went to school at a school that doesn't exist anymore. It was called the Walden School, so you can guess a lot of things from it by the name, right? We were allowed to smoke in the classroom. We all wore blue jeans and sandals. ”

- Alma Guillermoprieto

“ In science, fact can only mean confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent. I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. ”

- Stephen Jay Gould

“ In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms. ”

- Stephen Jay Gould

“ The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Principle, particularly moral principle, can never be a weathervane, spinning around this way and that with the shifting winds of expediency. Moral principle is a compass forever fixed and forever true. And that is as important in business as it is in the classroom. ”

- Edward R. Lyman
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