David P. Gardner quotes

  • Educational enterprises do not for any length of time remain immune from the struggle of interests for power which is the dominant feature of social life under a class system.

  • Learning gives creativity Creativity leads to thinking Thinking provides knowledge Knowledge makes you great.

  • If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

  • It's really seeing student involvement … as a variety of opportunities that are appropriate for each given student and responsive to their individual needs and their desires for their educational experience.

  • The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.

  • Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.

  • The student is to collect and evaluate facts. The facts are locked up in the patient.

  • There is no better form of trade a developing nation can engage in than to sell services provided by an educated population.

  • To the extent that we are all educated and informed, we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.

  • Now, the education of our children is of national concern, and if they are not educated properly, it is a national calamity.