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Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum. Aaron Swartz

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It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination. Adam Weishaupt

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Success on the front of women's rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances - where no girl is denied access to education, for instance - but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes. Adora Svitak

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A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head. Agnes de Mille

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Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels. Ahmed Zewail

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Investing in science education and curiosity-driven research is investing in the future. Ahmed Zewail

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Investment in education and economic prosperity is the best way to cure fanaticism and for establishing a just peace in the Middle East. Ahmed Zewail

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Like everywhere in the world, people of the Middle East aspire to liberty and justice. They wish to have a better life and a decent education for their children. Ahmed Zewail

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I'd rather have the influence than the power, and the influence to me is to build institutions of independence and democracy, to regain for Egypt prestige in education and science and technology. Ahmed Zewail

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I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world. Al Green

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Education does not mean jamming information into somebody's head. Rather, it's that ancient idea that all knowledge is within us; to teach is to help somebody pull it out of themselves. Alan Arkin

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I didn't even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford - apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn't out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I'd left university. Alan Bennett

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I don't believe in private education. Alan Bennett

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It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical. Alan Perlis

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Everything has to do with education: If you educate the girls, you educate the family, the community, and society, in general. Alek Wek

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Education is the key to the future. Alek Wek

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As the final weeks of my schooling draw to a close and exams loom, I find myself reflecting on the past six years of my secondary education only to realise that many questions are still unanswered. How have I been shaped by my learning experiences? What skills have I developed that are valuable and transferable in the workplace? Alexandra Adornetto

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My children have gone to Catholic school... Part of their whole education is talking about the inner life and looking at your life, even though you're only 15 or 16 - thinking about your mortality, thinking about the value of your life, thinking about your obligations. Alice McDermott

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Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. Alice Miller

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I think universities are trying to figure out how we could use what we know about learning to change our education system, but it is sort of funny that they don't necessarily seem to be consulting the people who are sitting right there on campus. Alison Gopnik

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We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don't have public support for things like preschools. Alison Gopnik

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My big chip is that I never had an education. I wanted my children to get one so they didn't fall into the same trap as me. Alison Moyet

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The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education. Alphonso Jackson

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Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer. Alphonso Jackson

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It was a slow understanding that the lack of education in a country like Somalia creates these huge social problems. Amanda Lindhout

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Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators. Amos Bronson Alcott

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I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools. Andrew Cuomo

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In many ways, education is a lousy business. Teachers are not normal economic actors; almost all of them work for less money than they might fetch in some other industry, given their skills and advanced degrees. Andrew Ross Sorkin

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By now, it seems as if everyone has already read Thomas L. Friedman's 'The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.' It changed the way we think about global business, competitiveness and the implication for far-flung economies, governments, education and more. Andrew Ross Sorkin

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I'm interested in Jeff Bridges. I love that guy. And I did like Carey Mulligan in 'An Education.' And I love Meryl Streep, but if they could ban 'Julie & Julia,' I'd be in favor of that. Andy Kindler

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