Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.
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My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God.
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Any man can learn anything he will, but no man can teach except to those who want to learn. Education is preeminently a matter of quality, not amount.
My first task is to help students reject 18 years of poor learning that teaches them that knowledge is a product rather than a process.
An average English word is four letters and a half. By hard, honest labor I’ve dug all the large words out of my vocabulary and shaved it down till the average is three and a half… I never write metropolis for seven cents, because I can get the same money for city. I never write policeman, because I can get the same price for cop…. I never write valetudinarian at all, for not even hunger and wretchedness can humble me to the point where I will do a word like that for seven cents; I wouldn’t do it for fifteen.
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.
No task before our nation is more important than expanding and improving the educational opportunities of all our people. The concept that every American deserves the opportunity to attain the highest level of education of which he is capable is not new to this Administration – it is a traditional ideal of democracy. But it is time that we moved toward the fulfillment of this ideal with more vigor and less delay. For education is both the foundation and the unifying force of our democratic way of life – it is the mainspring of our economic and social progress – it is the highest expression of achievement in our society, ennobling and enriching human life. In short, it is at the same time the most profitable investment society can make and the richest reward it can offer.
As a kid I had a hard time reading in school. I was the kid who would go one period a day to the class for kids with learning disabilities.
… because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college.