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Albert Shanker Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Albert Shanker.

When school children start paying union dues,
that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.
- Albert Shanker

There is no more reason to pay for private education
than there is to pay for a private swimming pool for
those who do not use public facilities.
- Albert Shanker

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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.
- Tom Bodett

 

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

There's a couple of things they don't teach you
in Harvard Business School,
one is how to cope with defeat,
the other is how to handle a shotgun.
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Experience keeps a dear school,
but fools will learn in no other.
- Benjamin Franklin

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The home is the chief school of human virtues.
- William Ellery Channing

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

Dad kept us out of school, but school comes and goes.
Family is forever.
- Charlie Sheen

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover
that your high school class is running the country.
- Kurt Vonnegut

If you are over 30, get out your high-school yearbook
and look for ideas you can apply today -
perhaps an innocent optimism about life -
perhaps a hobby you loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Experience is a good school.
But the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Time is the school in which we learn,
time is the fire in which we burn.
- Delmore Schwartz

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I left the "eye for an eye" God
when I walked out of Bible school,
but God Within is a daily part of my personal experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

The school is the last expenditure upon which America
should be willing to economize.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The quest for peace begins in the home,
in the school and in the workplace.
- Silvia Cartwright

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

I kind of lost interest in school.
I was never really that interested anyway.
I was never academic.
I didn't really go to school as much as I should have.
- Kate Moss

My ambition in high school was to be a high school coach and teacher,
and that's still what I do: teach.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
- Russell Baker

I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life,
and that's where I commented someplace on hearing.
- John Hawkes

The philosophy of the school was quite simple -
the bright boys specialised in Latin,
the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
- Aaron Klug

Don't trust anyone who has been in school for the past 24 consecutive years.
- Craig Bruce

We shall say clearly that any symbol conspicuously
displaying religious affiliation in school is prohibited.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

When really you've gone to drama school and rep and
then you've come to London and gone to auditions and you've worked,
solidly, for years.
But that all gets forgotten.
- Julia Ormond

I'd never been to acting school, so I never thought I'd get this far.
- John Ratzenberger

I went to high school with Al Capone.
- Desi Arnaz

On a group of theories one can found a school;
but on a group of values one can found a culture,
a civilization, a new way of living together among men.
- Ignazio Silone

During one or two summers, as well as part-time during the school year,
I worked for a small Canadian company which developed
electrical instruments for military planes.
- Walter Kohn

The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the
desegregation of Little Rock Central High School,
was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America.
- Vic Snyder

I was put on a surfboard by a cute boyfriend in high school.
- Marguerite Moreau

I go into work and get my hair and makeup done,
go into wardrobe.
I have to do three hours of school a day.
- Alia Shawkat

I was the Chair of the first department of medical
physics in a medical school in the U.S.
- John Cameron

Right now I'm just thinking about school and trying
to get those grades and keep them up!
In case I become a Norma Desmond when I grow up,
I can have something to fall back on!
- Anna Chlumsky

And the only studies were - Rodney Dangerfield was
my mentor and he was my Yale drama school for comedy.
- Robert Klein

There is only one school of literature -
that of talent.
- Vladimir Nabokov

I played cello in my high school orchestra.
- Eberhard Weber

So when I got out of the military, I went back to school in biology,
and earned a biology degree at the University of Texas,
and then did some graduate work in it.
- Elizabeth Moon

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir,
so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense,
but I think I was known for being relatively scathing.
- Tina Fey

I was born in Everett; I went through grade school in Everett,
high school in Seattle.
- Dorothy Malone

Arizona is a national leader in school choice with
both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving
parents and their children more school choices than ever before.
- Jane D. Hull

I'd love to go back and teach primary school.
I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade.
I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade.
- Jonathan Kozol

The real trouble with film school is that the people
teaching are so far out of the industry that they don't
give the students an idea of what's happening.
- Brian De Palma

Kids flourish if we get them to school every day.
- Connie Smith

All school districts receive funds from the federal government,
through the Department of Education,
to support anti-drug education efforts.
- John Walters

Yeah, I know, some people are against drunk driving,
and I call those people "the cops." But you know,
sometimes, you've just got no choice;
those kids gotta get to school!
- Dave Attell

Again, the truth of the matter is we haven't paid that
much attention to high school accountability.
- Margaret Spellings

In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made
straight A's and daydreamed a lot.
- Shelley Duvall

I was a dummy in school.
- Alan Ladd

Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line,
in Riverside, and I did really well.
I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years.
- Travis Barker

I was never any good in the school theatrical productions.
I always got a role like the March Hare.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Novels are the Socratic dialogues of our time.
Practical wisdom fled from school wisdom into this liberal form.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

My father followed, during most of his life,
the precarious occupation of a country school teacher.
- Simon Newcomb

In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

At times during high school and college I wished to be a sportswriter.
- Luke Ford

I don't know, you know all through high school I just knew I wanted to do it.
- Josh Duhamel

We need to be able to go to school and feel safe and accepted for who we are.
- Paul Scott

The difference between the denominational system and
the public school system is all the difference between
bolstering them up on the one hand and letting them alone of the other.
- Edmund Barton

But I decided I wanted more education and I had to
make a choice between starting law school,
which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.
- Daniel J. Evans

The elementary school must assume as its sublime and
most solemn responsibility the task of teaching every child in it to read.
Any school that does not accomplish this has failed.
- William Bennett


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