John Merrow quotes

  • You have to remember, we may be the only nation, the only one I know of, that uses test scores not to assess kids, but to assess teachers. I think we're unique in doing that.
    -- John Merrow

    #Teacher #Kids #Unique

  • There's a lot of feeling that the school curriculum has been bare-bones, just drill and, again, no art, music, and so on and so forth
    -- John Merrow

    #Art #School #Feelings

  • Twelve million students take the PARCC or Smarter Balanced. Now, if 5 percent opt out, that creates - that triggers some restrictions, and 5 percent of 12 million is only 600,000.
    -- John Merrow

    #Twelve #Students #Restriction

  • Anyone who fears, as I do, that today's public schools are dangerously close to being irrelevant must read this book. The authors provide a road map-and a lifeline-showing how schools can prosper under the most difficult conditions. It is a welcome departure from all the school bashing.
    -- John Merrow

    #Book #School #Departure

  • It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.

  • Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.

  • Sport is how poor kids from poor countries pass through the eye of the needle to riches and recognition.

  • I don't travel by airplane. I mean that because when my wife, my kids and I travel on trains or boats, we meet a lot of people and we talk to them.

  • I'm one of five kids and we lived on a massive farm in New South Wales with my mum and dad.

  • You're it for me, baby. Just you. You're not going to be your mother. You're special and unique and we're going to get you help. But I will be right by your side the entire time. I'll never leave you. I swear it.

  • Do not allow the enemy of your soul to rob you of that unique quality God has breathed into you.

  • When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique. He is universal by virtue of the inseparability of his organism from the cosmos. He is unique in that he is just this organism and not any stereotype of role, class, or identity assumed for the convenience of social communication.

  • The art of living... is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.

  • The good news is that we are Buddha. The bad news is that all beings are Buddha. The sickness of being human is the sickness of wanting to be unique.

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