Modern society only moves forward because of school, where you learn something...Schools give you broader exposure. So hopefully, when a person gets educated, they’re not just looking for a job. A school also broadens that person’s vision. The resources that school provides helps nurture a child and trains them into someone that can contribute to society, and reach a better life. That vision of a better life comes from schooling – where they get exposure to new ideas and new topics. So you hope that school would help nurture the next generation to benefit America or the community.Read More
I think formal schooling plays a vital role but it’s one of many factors of a good overall education. Students in school is like a chef at a grocery store. Teachers provide the educational tools and some recipes. Some students follow the recipe, and that’s okay. Some students are more creative to take the raw ingredients to deviate from the recipes to create something wonderful and new.Read More
We essentially decided it was better to have her happy in one language than unhappy in two...
We felt like the most important thing a school can do is keep alive her sense of curiosity and sense of enthusiasm for learning. Which, I think, most kids at that age have. There’s a natural joy to most five and six year-olds. They like to play and enjoy engaging in new things. If the school can keep that alive in them and not “school” it out of them, we figured that would be the best possible thing.Read More
The most important thing school has done for me is to teach me how to learn new stuff. I went to school for a lot of years and I remember very little of what I learned in any class. What I get paid to do right now I didn’t learn to do in school, but I was able to learn it because in school I learned to not be afraid of learning.Read More
Part of me thinks, is it the education system that generates the lack of opportunity or is it something else? Is it a social problem? The answer is, yes, obviously, yes. ... I don’t see any reason why schools can’t give her the skills to pursue her dreams, but will those dreams secure a good life anymore is what is in question.
It can make her who she wants to be but I’m not sure if who she wants to be is going to be safe in the future.Read More
"I want them to find a passion, whether that is work, or a "life's endeavor." I want them to have something that drives them to fill their days with, and that they feel is contributing to the betterment of themselves or those around them. It all leads back to happiness."
“Schools should connect lessons to the real-world, to form a connection to what happens after high school. Not what is going to help you pass this state-wide test, but on skill sets that you’re going to take outside to the world.”Read More
I was raised by European immigrant parents who taught me that school wasn’t about making money it’s there for the knowledge. You’re valued for the knowledge you have, not for how much money you’re making from it.Read More