"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"...no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." – Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, October 14, 2017

From NPE 2017 – Listen to this #13

Memorable quotes from Saturday at the Network for Public Education 4th Annual Conference. Check out the live streaming and video, here (Facebook link) for much, much more.

#NPE17CA


NETWORK FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

From Colleen Wood
Now More Than Ever - it's not just a theme, it's what we do.

From Diane Ravitch
In the coming election [our organization] will not endorse anyone who supports charters or vouchers...

...We want to improve education, not monetize it.

From Yohuru Williams
We reject Betsy DeVos. We reject Donald Trump. We reject Race to the Bottom. We reject privatization. We reject vouchers. We reject inequality. We reject alienation. We reject your narrative of inequality. We stand for justice.

Yohuru Williams at #NPE17CA

TEACHING

From an Arkansas legislator/teacher
How is shutting the door and saying 'Just let me teach' working out for you?

Jonathan Foley in United We Stand Divided We Fall
[Teachers, as first responders, are] willing to risk it all for the next generation.

PRIVATIZING AND REFORM

From Michelle Gunderson
Kindergarten is the new Second Grade, and a really, really bad Second Grade.

From Frank Adamson
This is not an evidence battle. This Is an ideological battle.


From Steven Singer
We invest the majority of our educational funding in rich white kids. The poor and minorities are left to fend for themselves.

From Tanya Clay House
[When speaking with a pro-voucher privatizer,] Every child deserves the benefit of a quality education. That's why we have public education that you're not funding.

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