Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there’s no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
– Tallulah Bankhead
We weren’t dirt poor, but there was no spare money kicking around. While it was very much understood that the way to a better life was through education, books were a luxury we couldn’t afford. But when I was six, we actually moved opposite the central library, and that became my home from home.
– Val McDermid
Texas Republican political leaders take perverse pride in how deeply they have cut our state’s education budget. Thousands of teachers have been pulled from classrooms, schools have closed and valuable programs have been canceled. In many places, districts are forced to choose between prekindergarten programs and English, algebra and art.
– Wendy Davis
Education was a given, only because of the way I was raised. Truth be told, I thought, at 15 years old, I should go and get a record deal and drop out of school, and my parents would have had none of that. I’m grateful now that my parents were pushing me in that way, because I wasn’t mature enough on so many levels to do that.
– Trisha Yearwood
It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
– William J. Clinton