Archive for May, 2013

Quote of the day, May 31

May 31, 2013

Plutarch, on education

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

Hazelwood panels highlight Washington conference

May 30, 2013

By David W. Bulla

A pair of panels devoted to the 1988 Hazelwood U.S. Supreme Court case will be the featured events for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC at the 2013 conference in Washington, D.C., in August. The conference will feature another key figure in student civil rights history, Mary Beth Tinker, who will give a talk to the division. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 30

May 30, 2013

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, on education

“Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.”

Quote of the day, May 29

May 29, 2013

Daniel Pipes, on diplomacy

“Diplomacy in general does not resolve conflicts. Wars end not due to peace processes, but due to one side giving up.”

Quote of the day, May 28

May 28, 2013

T.S. Eliot, from the Four Quartets (1935)

“What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present. (more…)

Quote of the day, May 27

May 27, 2013

Henry David Thoreau

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”

Quote of the day, May 26

May 26, 2013

Joyce Carol Oates, on reading

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

Quote of the day, May 25

May 25, 2013

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on leadership

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.”

Quote of the day, May 24

May 24, 2013

Confucius, on knowledge

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”

Quote of the day, May 23

May 23, 2013

Barbara Kingsolver, on writing

“I never think that anything I’m writing is bluntly political in any way. I’m not going for commentary.”