When your neighbour’s house is on fire, you should help with a bucket of water.
– Yahya Jammeh
For myself, I haven’t been content to carry on producing books that merely strain against the conventions – as I’ve grown older, and realised that there aren’t that many books left for me to write, so I’ve become determined that they should be the fictive equivalent of ripping the damn corset off altogether and chucking it on the fire.
– Will Self
I think higher ed in the U.S. is fairly healthy, and by global standards it dominates, and it makes people more productive. But a lot of our K-12 is a disaster. And the single most important reform would just be to fire the worst ten or 15 percent of teachers in the lot, and we would have massive improvements.
– Tyler Cowen