Friday, May 05, 2006

YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING! Weekly Quotes #1

"The major function of the school is the social orientation of the individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition to a new social order." -Willard Givens, Executive Secretary, National Education Association, 1934

"But when you volunteer for the U.S. military, you pretty much know you're not going to be fending off invasions from Mexico and Canada. So you're willingly signing up to be a fighting tool of American imperialism, for better or worse. Sometimes you get lucky and get to fight ethnic genocide in Kosovo, but other times it's Vietnam." -Joel Stein, LA Times Journalist

"On behalf of the Latino community, the term 'illegal immigrant' serves to dehumanize the person, makes them less than human. Similar to the way the n-word was used to dehumanize African-Americans." - Illegal immigrant activist Jerry Gonzalez

"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our Founding Fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It's up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well - by creating the international child of the future." -Professor Chester M. Pierce, M.D., Professor of Education and Psychiatry at Harvard

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