Sunday, January 16, 2011

'We pauperize education'

"...The richest nation on Earth has never allocated enough resources to build sufficient schools, to compensate adequately its teachers, and to surround them with the prestige our work justifies. We squander funds on highways, on the frenetic pursuit of recreation, on the overabundance of overkill armament, but we pauperize education." 
-- From March 14, 1964 speech by Dr. Martin Luther King upon accepting the John Dewey Award from the United Federation of Teachers.

1 comment:

  1. I agree. The United States as a whole doesn't consider education at the PK-12 level to be a very high priority. In the meantime, our students get dummer and dummer - not due to their own intellectual shortcomings, but due to the lack of importance being paid to not only what they learn, but how they learn it.


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