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    Grades are a problem. On the most general level, they're an explicit acknowledgment that what you're doing is insufficiently interesting or rewarding for you to do it on your own. Nobody ever gave you a grade for learning how to play, how to ride a bicycle, or how to kiss. One of the best ways to destroy love for any of these activities would be through the use of grades, and the coercion and judgment they represent. Grades are a cudgel to bludgeon the unwilling into doing what they don't want to do, an important instrument in inculcating children into a lifelong subservience to whatever authority happens to be thrust over them.

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The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're read more

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

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I didn't even go to my prom. I didn't have one date in high school.

I didn't even go to my prom. I didn't have one date in high school.

by Skeet Ulrich Found in: School Quotes,
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Every board member should have the right to stand up and vote the way they believe in. Just because the read more

Every board member should have the right to stand up and vote the way they believe in. Just because the board is not voting 5-0 doesn't mean it's dysfunctional.

by Christopher Myers Found in: School Quotes,
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Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.

by Clive James Found in: School Quotes,
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We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame read more

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.

by Katharine Hepburn Found in: School Quotes,
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I never let schooling interfere with my education.

I never let schooling interfere with my education.

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I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to read more

I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing.

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I'm not impressed by someone's degree... I'm impressed by them making movies.

I'm not impressed by someone's degree... I'm impressed by them making movies.

by Richard King Found in: School Quotes,
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I learned just enough in school to figure out that everything is not all there is to know.

I learned just enough in school to figure out that everything is not all there is to know.

by Ernest Shakleton Found in: School Quotes,
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